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Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009

Lead us to repentance

“We are tired, Lord,
weary of the long night without rest.
We grow complaining and bitter.
We sorrow for ourselves
as we grow hardened to the pain of others.
Another death leaves us unmoved.
A widow’s tears fall unnoticed.
Our children know only the bitterness
already possessing their parents.
Our violent words
explode into violent acts
by the hands of youth
bringing destruction without thought or reason.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lead us to repentance that we may forgive
and be forgiven. Amen.”
Thomas A. Patterson (1910–1991)
A Presbyterian minister in Northern Ireland

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