Friday, August 4, 2017
Prayer for August 6, 2017 - Hiroshima Day
Seventy-two years ago this coming Sunday, August 6, the United States ushered in the Atomic Age by dropping an atomic bomb upon Hiroshima, Japan. Here is an original prayer for use in worship that recognizes this as well as the fear that North Korea will possess nuclear warheads and ICBMs capable of reaching American soil.
God of peace,
we are mindful that seventy-two years ago today,
as the only nation with an atomic bomb,
we unleashed the power of the atom upon Hiroshima, Japan.
Now we are but one of many nations possessing
the incredible destructive threat of nuclear weapons,
and we fear that North Korea will soon have that same capability.
Help us, the United Nations, and the peace loving nations of the world
find a diplomatic and peaceful solution to the nuclear threat posed by North Korea,
that the Korean Peninsula, Japan, we, and the world might live free from fear of nuclear war.
In the name of the Prince of Peace we pray. Amen.