A Prayer Against Violence
Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you that through your death on the cross you disarmed the powers of evil.
Help us, we pray you, to enter into your victory and to stand in your authority against all evil.
Send forth your light and your truth, O Lord.
Bring to light the deeds of darkness and let plans of violence and murder be revealed.
By the power of your Holy Spirit convict those who have allowed their minds to be dominated by evil.
Lead them, O Lord, to true repentance that they may receive your new life and rejoice in your forgiving love.
(Cecil Kerr, Christian Renewal Centre, Rostrevor)