A Prayer for Charlottesville, A Prayer for Our Country

We send love and blessing, prayers for peace and gentleness, courage and wisdom, to all who are gathered in Charlottesville this weekend.

May hearts be turned to love and to the deep understanding that when we lift up and support one another, we all rise.

May the vision of Isaiah be fulfilled: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

וְכִתְּתוּ חַרְבוֹתָם לְאִתִּים, וַחֲנִיתוֹתֵיהֶם לְמַזְמֵרוֹת–לֹא-יִשָּׂא גוֹי אֶל-גּוֹי חֶרֶב, וְלֹא-יִלְמְדוּ עוֹד מִלְחָמָה
—Isaiah 2:4