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Charleston: A Prayer








Copyright © June 2015 



God of All, We are tempted by despair

As we reflect on yet another act of intolerance and violence,

As we mourn for your children, slain in a house of prayer.

May they rest in peace.


Prayer for Peace by Pope Francis

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Prayer for a Renewed World

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Be Praised for Creation

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Prayer for Asylum Seekers, June 20

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Prayer for Father’s Day, June 21

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International Widow’s Day, June 23

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Prayer for Earthquake Victims

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For the Tortured: Good Friday is Every Day

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