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As our community now mourns, grieves, and remembers the nine people who died yesterday, may the powerful prayer written in response to this act of violence by The Right Reverend Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, give voice to our sorrow and strengthen our resolve to act:
O God we are tired, tired of the names recited, the lives lost, and the dreams destroyed in pestilence of gun violence. We are tired of the stories cut short, the households shattered and the inability to act in justice and righteousness. In your tirelessness, receive the dead, comfort the grieving, move the mired, inspire the silent, and embolden the just. Move us from thoughts and prayers to action and accountability; that in our day we may see the great day of peace. Through Jesus Christ your promised peace. Amen.
— The Very Rev. Gray Lesesne, D.Min.