Source: Progressive Revelation
Author: Barb Powell
Date: 29 July, 2008
Megan Diesselhorst, of Little River United Church of Christ in
, composed a prayer that called those attending NYE's closing worship to remember the tragedy at the church. The prayer was read during the NYE closing worship service Sunday evening: Annandale, Va.
"O God of Peace and Love,
"You have been with us on this journey of growth, discovery, and reflection. We are amazed at the signs that you have given to us to show us the way to a better life of love, creation, and harmony. We confess that we all have faults, differences, and doubts. As your children we ask for your forgiveness and guidance to heal our brokenness. We are entering into a period of mourning for the victims of the shootings this morning at
. We ask for your comfort and the strength of your love for the victims, the shooter, and their loved ones. As a generation that has been confronted by 9/11, the shootings at others schools and colleges, as well as war, we trust in your power and wisdom to lead us to create a world of peace and wholeness. We leave here inspired, and ready to love. In your name we pray. Amen." Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church