Every week we offer a prayerful reflection from a member of the Unbound community. This week our reflection is from Senior Writer/Editor Larry Livingston.
On Easter Sunday, several bomb attacks took place at hotels and Christian churches in Sri Lanka. As of this writing, nearly 300 persons have been reported killed with hundreds more injured. Unbound stands in prayerful solidarity with the victims, their families, the people of Sri Lanka and all who suffer as a result of violence.
We ask people of goodwill everywhere to pray with us for God’s healing love in this moment of need. Now and always, the Unbound community will strive to act as a gentle witness of peace, reconciliation and the triumph of the human spirit when aided by the kindness of others and the grace of God.
God of Resurrection, we long to see your face in a broken world. Be with those who suffer from the actions of others, especially our sisters and brothers in Sri Lanka. Heal our divisions and bring wisdom to our encounters, that we may be agents of peace in violent times. Grant us the strength, always and everywhere, to speak the truth, so that we may dispel hatred with compassion and fear with love. We ask this in the name of our risen Lord, Jesus the Christ.