Heavenly Father, again we come into Your presence with heavy hearts. We ask you to bring an end to the violence in our land. Help us to see one another’s lives as You see them—as valuable and irreplaceable. Let the innocent receive mercy and the guilty be brought to justice. Remind us of Your commands regarding our speech, that the words of all people may bring peace and healing. Give our leaders and our law enforcement wisdom to perform their duties faithfully and remind us of our sacred duty to obey all those You have placed over us. Above all, we ask You, through the working of the Holy Spirit, to bring the peace of Christ to all people. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.