Editor’s note: Until the end of the 115th Congress, Bread for the World and its partners will be praying and fasting, as part of the For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy project, to ensure that lawmakers protect vital programs for people who struggle with hunger
Holy God, we pray with heavy hearts
for Heather Heyer and all who were hurt in the outpouring of violence and hate in Charlottesville, Va.,
for the police officers who died there in the line of duty,
for all who are affected by violence around the world.
You call us to love, even in the midst of hatred;
help us to be agents of reconciliation,
help us to be agents of your peace,
help us to lift our voices and be agents for justice.
We pray in your holy Name,
Thy will be done, Amen.