Vulnerable – we feel vulnerable, God, and we are not used to feeling vulnerable.
We are Americans.
It is hard to remember that Jesus did not come to make us safe, but rather he came to make us disciples, people of your new age, citizens of your kingdom.
We are Christians.
What are we to do as Christians? We know that anger will come to us. It does no good to tell ourselves not to be angry. To try not to be angry just makes us more furious.
You however have given us something to do. We can pray, but we wonder for what can we pray. To pray for peace, to pray for the end of hate, to pray for the end of violence seems platitudinous at such a time.
Yet when we pray you make us your prayer for the world.
So, Lord of peace, make us what you will.