The most recent lawlessness at the Capitol reflects an escalating lawlessness that spans political parties, religious affiliations, age brackets, and social classes. Will a militarized America be the new normal? Will the armed troops protecting the Citadel of Democracy today be patrolling the streets of rioting cities tomorrow? Will the blatant failures of our institutions and our leaders continue to fester to an explosive level of distrust?
After a recent protest at the US Capitol turned violent, many of us were left reeling. We felt angry, afraid, even enraged. God understands these feelings, but He does not condone violence or hatred. No matter how you are feeling right now, these 5 prayers will help you to surrender those anxious thoughts and refocus on the Lord.
On Wednesday, less than a week after the archdiocese filed a suit in federal court against the city over restrictions on houses of worship, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser loosened restrictions on churches by issuing an order allowing them to hold services with 25 percent capacity or up to 250 individuals, whichever is less.