In light of recent tragic events in Texas, and in light of our Scripture this Sunday from Colossians "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace"; let's spend time praying together for peace using this prayer from our brothers and sisters in the UK:
Compassionate God and Father of all,
we are horrified at violence
in so many parts of the world.
It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified.
Hold back the hands that kill and maim;
turn around the hearts that hate.
Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace -
peace that passes our understanding
but changes lives,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.