Prayer for Newtown, CT Families
Dec 15, 2012
As I read the account of the tragic news coming out of Newtown, CT, I could only weep. What were the children feeling as they faced the gunman? What must the parents be feeling this morning waking up with the sound of a little voice silenced forever from their home. This senseless situation hurts at so many levels and as a nation we grieve with Newtown, CT and the families directly impacted by this heinous crime. This is my prayer:
Heavenly Father, it is in this moment that we turn to you. Our hearts are broken and our minds are confused. Our emotions and thoughts overwhelm us. At times we ask why this? Why now? What could have been done differently to prevent this from happening? We hear the sound of crying children and our heart aches. We see the grief-stricken faces of parents grasping for answers and rehearsing in their minds over and over the sights and sounds of the events of the day. We weep. Father, today, allow your Holy Spirit to surround these families and just hold them. Draw them close into the warm embrace of your Presence. Take your tender hands and caress their brow and wipe the tears that gently roll down their faces. Lord, massage their aching soul and bring comfort. You are the great Shepherd and these are your people; lead and guide them as they traverse this treacherous and burdening path. Father, release your words of comfort and in this moment do not be silent; let these families and this community see your glory and grace revealed. LORD HELP! May your merciful kindness comfort all who have been touched by this. May Your words bring peace in the midst of trouble and hope in the midst of despair. As grief has overwhelmed their soul may your power and presence sustained them in the coming days, weeks, months and years. Amen.
Let us all continue to pray and believe that eventually some good comes out of this horrific situation. God Bless.