Phillips Theological Seminary, a Disciples of Christ graduate school in Tulsa that trains ministers and leaders of the church, including Phil (’02) and Emily (’07), offers the following prayer in response to the death of Terence Crutcher, the son of one of its graduates. You can read the full post from the seminary here.
Prayer of Longing
In a time when some are left to wonder whether black lives matter,
In a time when children are killed and left in streets and on sidewalks
well after their premature last breath,
You are present, O Spirit of God,
Groaning and sighing when words offer no solace.
God, you are present with everyone
Who hungers and thirsts for justice,
Who lives in fear,
Who buries loved ones,
Who cannot breathe.
So too, God, are you present
With everyone whose hunger is satiated, and thirst quenched,
Who prioritizes comfort over…
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