O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
The above verse shows us that we should ask the Lord to end violence and to help protect us. The problem with the above verse is many of us have spent time as the wicked not just the righteous.
Lord, forgive us of our sins help create in us a new heart. Help us to love you more, help to turn our hearts from ourselves and bend them toward You and Your Son Jesus Christ. Search our Minds and Hearts help us to find rest in You, help us to love our neighbors, and if we have enemies help us to love them as well. Lord Jesus we thank you for your sacrifice, we thank You for writing our names in the Lamb’s book of Life. Lord Jesus help us to love everyone in our communities and help us to overcome violence. Lord Jesus you know my heart and know that I too lack. That I’m a sinner and yet while in this condition you still loved me and made me a saint. Holy Spirit you have helped to change me from a man of flesh to a man of God. I can never forget you love for me. I owe you everything and yet that too is not enough. So I worship you today and pray that my countrymen and my brothers would repent of all wicked acts and would be changed by the touch of your hand. That even today you would bring many of us to the true belief and the forgiveness of sins that is found in the blood of Christ.