Monday, October 29, 2018

An Interfaith Prayer Service for Victims and Survivors of Pittsburgh Massacre in Sarasota, Florida, Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

An estimated crowd of 2000 gathered tonight in Sarasota, Florida to pray for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh Massacre in Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27, 2018. Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests and members of Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community were present to express our prayerful solidarity. 

My Prayer for Pittsburgh Victims and Survivors
Holy One of every religion, we come together to mourn  the tragic loss of members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
We are one people, mourning this act of horrific terror.

We are grateful for the bonds of loving support that unite us.

We affirm our our differences as blessings and celebrate our diverse paths as holy.  

We pledge to work together for a world where justice rises up to transform prejudice and hate speech, rejection and violence. 

We embrace one another in a circle of life as beloved sisters and brothers of every faith and no faith, members of the human family, united in solidarity.

Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,

A Prayer for our times

An open letter to hatred, on this day of tears in Pittsburgh... Hatred,
You shall not defeat us. 
You shoot children in our schools. 
But you shall not defeat us. 
You shoot people in churches. 
But you shall not defeat us. 
You shoot people at concerts.
But you shall not defeat us.
You sh oot people in synagogues. 
But you shall not defeat us.
You shoot our children and you shoot our protectors.
But you shall not defeat us. 
For the Lord our God
Is with us.
We shall endure, we shall transform,
And in time Love’s light shall be so bright that your power shall be no more.
The reign of hatred is terrifying
But it’s reign shall not endure.
For God is the power 
and God is the glory 
forever and ever.
May we so devote our lives to Love 
that the reign of terror ends on earth
As it is already done in heaven. 
Dear God,
Please bless and comfort the victims
And show us what to do.

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