Prayer for today: Please pray with me. God of peace, today we pray for peace in a world full of people who insist on violence, death and destruction as the way to their salvation. Today we pray for victims of terror and war and violence – comfort them and heal them. And we pray for those who would terrorize and conduct violence on other members of humanity and creation – That they may know peace and that they may know that there is another way to live and be. O Lord, we especially pray that you give us the strength to pray for those who we would much rather condemn, that we have the weakness to let go of our anger so that we may experience the healing power of prayer in our lives and be an example of Jesus here in a hurting and violent world. An example that peace is not a destination, but rather a way of life. We thank you for difficult prayers even while we may not like them. Amen.