9/11/2011

Prayer for Today: Mercy and Justice


O God, whose mercies are so great they covers us all,
whose justice is so deep that it reaches every creature under heaven, 

look with justice and mercy on all humankind,
and grant that we, 

knowing the suffering that injustice brings and you mercy alone relieves, 

may release into your loving arms all those who died or were injured or who suffered loss on this day ten years ago, 

and ask for your mercies now that we might live in your love, forever,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

9/11/2011 


and better,  the lyrics of "A little Mercy Now" by Mary Gautier:

My father could use a little mercy now
The fruits of his labor
Fall and rot slowly on the ground
His work is almost over
It won't be long and he won't be around
I love my father, and he could use some mercy now

My brother could use a little mercy now
He's a stranger to freedom
He's shackled to his fears and doubts
The pain that he lives in is
Almost more than living will allow
I love my bother, and he could use some mercy now

My church and my country could use a little mercy now
As they sink into a poisoned pit
That's going to take forever to climb out
They carry the weight of the faithful
Who follow them down
I love my church and country, and they could use some mercy now

Every living thing could use a little mercy now
Only the hand of grace can end the race
Towards another mushroom cloud
People in power, well
They'll do anything to keep their crown
I love life, and life itself could use some mercy now

Yeah, we all could use a little mercy now
I know we don't deserve it
But we need it anyhow
We hang in the balance
Dangle 'tween hell and hallowed ground
Every single one of us could use some mercy now
Every single one of us could use some mercy now
Every single one of us could use some mercy now

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful:)

    I know I sure need His mercy today.

    God bless

    Debbie
    Nassau, Bahamas

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