Monday, April 15, 2013

a prayer when bombs detonate

Lord, grant favor to the healers right now.
Come to the aid of all those who can act
to serve and shelter
the victimized and traumatized.
Grant them tireless strength.
Guide them in the midst of the chaos.
May beauty rise from the ashes
somehow, Lord, somehow.
Lord, stir those who cannot act
to pray without ceasing.
Let all those who pray call out to you--
to never give up asking you to
stir hearts
to move us in healing
your beloved people,
your land,
this world you long for us to enjoy.
Where there is fear, bring your peace.
Where there are people of courage,
clear their way.
Let love overcome hatred, Lord.
Let joy surprise despair.
Let inexplicable hope rise up to banish the whispers of fatalism.
So be it.

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