Gather

As we gather we pray for all who have known violence,
That their lives may be touched by love and healing
And know that is more powerful than taking by force
Or know the powerful depths that hold so much pain
Unfulfilled dreams can rest in these arms and make
New ones spring forth, because this is what we truly
Believe, that live does win, that it heals deep wounds,
That it changes the very ground we walk on because
No violence can kill love, only your decision in the
Aftermath to accept or reject the offer shows whether
You have been found on loves healing shore or
Decided to let it eat you and create you in its image