Reverberation

One: Today, let us pray for our violent nation. 

Many: Let us pray for our violent world.

(pause)

One: We are in this small space in which every act of violence, in all its forms, reverberates like a rifle shot. Every act of violence rationalizes another act of violence that reverberates which

Many: Rationalizes another act of violence that reverberates which

One: Rationalizes another act of violence that reverberates which

Many: Rationalizes another act of violence that reverberates which…

(pause)

One: We are in this small space together in which some can stretch and some…

Many: Can’t

One: Breathe.

Many: We are in this small space with battlefields among us and between us and even within us.

One: We are in this small space where violence, in all its forms, reverberates.

(pause)

One: Oh Holy One, make us instruments of your peace.

Many: Where there is hatred, 

One: Let us bring love. 

Many: Let us unleash love. 

One: Let us share love. 

Many: Let us set love free.

One: Because we are in this small space together 

Many: …and love reverberates.

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