Prayer for Sunday (Tisha B’Av)

Today is the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av.

We cannot live only for ourselves.
A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
~ Herman Melville

Gracious God,
We pray for peace in our communities this day.
We commit to you all who work for peace and an end to tensions,
And those who work to uphold law and justice.
We pray for an end to fear,
For comfort and support to those who suffer.
For calm in our streets and cities,
That people may go about their lives in safety and peace.
In your mercy, hear our prayers,
now and always. Amen

(The Church of England; Source: The Archbishop of Canterbury)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am feeling more and more connected to others each and every day.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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