Loving God, darkness has covered our nation and thick darkness has descended upon our people. Tragedy has clouded out the light. Shots rang out in Aurora, Colorado. Some people were wounded by gas and bullets. Others were murdered. In this time of darkenss may your resilient light shine forth. Amen.
The prayer for today is excerpted from Rev. Brian Brandsmeier's larger prayer "Lord Have Mercy: A Prayer for Colorado,” which is featured on the God's Politics blog.