Heavenly Father, I know you did not create us to live in fear. I see the source of all we are afraid of in the world comes from Satan, our enemy. It is his doing when we live in fear. I pray that you would take away the things that give us good reason to be frightened. We can cry out to you as a nation to bring all perpetrators to justice. I pray that you would instill in every American the desire to be in unity with other Americans. Give us a national conscience to clearly distinguish right from wrong with regard to how we treat one another. Amen.
-- Buster O’Neal Jr.
Readers -- ministers, rabbis, priests and laypersons alike are invited to contribute prayers to this weekly feature. Mail them to “Prayer,” The Telegraph, P.O. Box 4167, Macon, GA 31213; or fax to (478) 744-4385; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.