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around us and within us - Reflection for March 27, 2015

posted May 5, 2015, 7:58 AM by Parish Administrator


For the past couple of days, I've been keeping up with the news of Gemanwings Flight 9525 and what appears to be the co-pilot's intentional destruction of the plane, it's passengers and crew.  It is chilling and tragic.  The waste of life makes me deeply sad and profoundly angry. In the face of all of the violence in the world, the overt and the political and economic violence perpetuated, this prayer seems an appropriate meditation.  
O gracious one who soothes the savage seas 
and calms the troubled waters 
protect us from the violence around us  
and within us.
Deliver us from demonic forces of hatred
everywhere around us. 
Protect us from avenging notions 
latent deep within us 
O loving One who soothes the savage seas  
and calms the troubled waters, 
protect us from the violence around us 
and within us.
Adapted from Miriam Theresa Winter (Soul Weavings)