God of Rainbows, we are weeping with you over violence that caused death and injuries at the LGTBQ nightclub in Colorado Springs last night. Gunshots echoed in a celebrated safe space for our siblings. We wail in grief and frustration, fear and despair and cry out to you.
May your Love encircle all who died and their families and friends. May your healing balm pour over all those injured - in body, mind, heart and soul. May your arms of comfort embrace the ever-expanding circles of all whose peace is shattered.
Let us not numb ourselves, but feel once more this pain of our beloved community. We sing together: "Christ in me arise and dispel all the darkness. Christ in me arise with your power and your strength. Christ in me pour out your blessings and healing. Christ in me arise and I shall rise with you." (Trevor Thomson @2008)
May your Spirit arise in us to love more, welcome all, conquer fear, wage peace, strive for justice, forgive, spread kindness. Come, Holy Spirit, Come. Be here now, we pray. Amen.