Douglass Blvd Christian Church

an open and affirming community of faith

n open and affirming community where faith is questioned and formed, as relationships are made and upheld. 

Prayers of the People: Claire Bridges

A prayer by Claire Bridges on June 10, 2016

LORD, we come today with heavy hearts, weary from news of senseless violence with feelings of hopelessness, anger, fear, guilt, and confusion. Let us pray for the lives lost this week. Let us send out light & love for Alton Sterling & Philando Castille. For the Dallas Police Officers: Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarippa, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, & Lorne Ahrens. We send out light & love. Let us be LIGHTS. Let us be LOVE. Let us spread that light & love wherever we go--to the ends of the earth. Finishing today with words by Yogi Kino MacGregor:

No matter how complex life gets there is always the earth below and the sky above, the thread of your breathtaking tethers you to the spirit, the simplicity of wonder, grace, & faith, the promise of love's ultimate triumph over even the darkest valleys.