Praying to end genocide

Daily Reading for April 24 • Genocide Remembrance

O Lord, we cry to you,

with deep pain in our hearts and souls.

Our hearts ache, because of genocide

caused by the lust for power,

cruel hatred for others,

because of their race, religion or physical differences.

God of all, the heavens weep, the winds whisper

through this great world you have created.

We hear and feel the weeping in our own souls.

Open our eyes and cleanse our souls

that we may always remember the awful injustices.

How long, O God,

will we look with empty souls and eyes,

how long?

The answer, “Until you feel my pain for all my children.”

We cry in shame. Forgive us Lord.


A Prayer to End Genocide, by Education for Justice; found at

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