Prayer for today. Please pray with me: Lord, as we journey through Holy Week, we are reminded that our world is violent and hostile to a message of peace, grace and love of those different from ourselves. Just as Jesus came into Jerusalem on Sunday and was hailed by the masses and by the end of the week was reviled and hated, we know our world is not much different. We ask that you give us the courage to be peacemakers who tell a different story – one of peace, grace and love. Amen.