Heavenly father, when I realize that violence and violation have the same roots, I understand better how carefully I need to be to walk your path of peace. Anytime I violate another’s trust, whenever I trespass on another’s rights, I am committing a form of violence. Make me be careful to always treat others with your respect. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
-- Grady Sneed
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