A prayer for Dan

Let us pray. Merciful God, we pray for Dan Skogen. We ask that you touch and heal his heart from whatever wounds he has suffered and have caused him to lash out against some of your church.  We pray for those who have been hurt by Dan, comfort them in their sorrow.  We thank you for the grace, mercy, and forgiveness that you give us Lord.  Let us be instruments of these heavenly things in our relations with Dan.  Make us instruments of your peace as well – we know that peace is a choice and a way of life.  Give us the courage to live peaceably and to show love, even when it is most difficult to do.  And in so doing, let your light shine forth in our lives to be an example of a different way of living life – a life that thrives with you as the center.  Amen