"Dear Lord, we come to you in the name of your son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. We come asking for forgiveness. Forgive us for turning to violence and hate. Forgive us for letting the right to own a gun trump a person's right to life, liberty and happiness. Forgive us for thinking thoughts and prayers will fix everything. Forgive us for not valuing life. Forgive us for talking rather than doing. Forgive us for turning away from you. Lord God, instill in us love of not only neighbor but of enemy as well. Lord make us instruments of your peace. Lord shine your light through us unto all the world that everyone may know you are a God of love and peace and that Christmas is about that love and peace coming to reside here on earth. God bring us, your children back into your fold. Have mercy on us, forgive our sins."
Romans 13:8 - 10 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.