Friday, December 14, 2012

A Prayer for Newtown, CT

Lord of Heaven and Earth, Creator of all this was and is and is to come, I come to you now with a broken heart. I confess that I do not understand when things like school shootings and children dying make headlines around the globe. It reminds me that we think we are so good here in the Americas, but the truth is none of us are righteous - not one. I pray for the families of the dead and injured in Newtown, CT, that you would be their source of comfort, whatever avenue that may have to take. Lord, you see my tears as I type this - let this be a reminder that this happens around the world in different places every day, like Rwanda and Afghanistan, and other far-off places. Father, I pray that even if it costs me any reward I might have in Your coming kingdom because I am not ready for 
Your coming, please come back soon. Right the wrongs, fix the injustices, stop the madness that our sins as a species have plunged us into time and again. Father, I cry to you that you would DO something about this before we completely destroy what you have made here.

Lord, I commit the families affected by this extreme tragedy into your hands. Let them be comforted by your words, and your people that you have placed there for just this time, as you always do. Have your holy angels standing by and ready to work for restoration and healing for the people of Newtown, CT, and for the nation we call the United States of America. Father, we look to you, the master of all things, to do your will here on Earth, as you do it in Heaven - and Lord, I pray for a quick work, so that even the people that do not believe in You cannot help but say You have done this.

I commit all these things into your hands, knowing you to be a good and almighty God, and so I pray in the precious name of your Son Jesus Christ, who loved us all, and gave Himself up for us. Amen.

"You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
-John 8:32 (NASB)