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As you begin, focus on one word of your choosing (love, grace, Christ, help, etc.), using it to center your thoughts.

Holy Lord, as we enter the weekend, we are flooded with photos and videos of protests around the world.  We pray for the safety of all your children, no matter what side they find themselves on.  We ask that your justice and mercy would rule in all corners of the globe.  May political leaders rule with equity and wisdom, and may people find the courage to speak out against injustice with courage and peace.  In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN. 

Close with the Lord’s Prayer, perhaps using a different version in order to help you focus on these words.