Prayer for March 26: Please pray with me. God of forgiveness, we are broken. We live in a broken world that isn’t satisfied until it shares pain and suffering with everyone. Too often people jump to insult and anger, fear and wrath. Too many people have been hurt. And the hurt spreads. Put a stop to it. Give us the courage to release those who insult and attack. Give us the courage to let go of the pain and suffering that are held over us. Give us the courage to release it all, so that we may also be released. Forgiveness is about living in peace. It is not weakness. It is radical to a society that lives on retribution and revenge. Release us from these addictions. Forgive us when we seek them out. We are broken and err in our ways too often. Amen.