25 April 2024

Lord God,
You know how hard it is for human beings not to return insult for insult,
to bless those who don’t love us.
We see it in our own lives, and in global conflicts between countries
where the escalation of violence seems inexorable, blind and brutal.
Hope has been shattered and anxiety has taken hold of our hearts.
What remains of the love from which we expected marvels?
Repair our cracks, Lord, you who built the foundations of the universe.
Consolidate our existence, You who fashioned us to be the dwelling place of Your unalterable beauty,
of Your infinite goodness, eternally