Friday, December 14, 2012

Prayer for the Hurting (Connecticut shooting)

The unimaginable happened today.

I know everyone who loves Operation Christmas Child LOVES children. Our heart is for God's precious little ones. We pack shoeboxes because we want to pour out God's love and our love to children who are hurting around the globe. Children who live in deep poverty, with disease, are orphans, and those who have faced the horrors of war.

Now here, today, we have witnessed a glimpse of that horror... here... and the faces and images of this tragedy are burned in our minds.

And our hearts cry out to our Heavenly Father. Join in prayer with us today.

Abba Father, our hearts grieve for those who lost their lives today, for those who are injured physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Lord God, pour out Your mercy and comfort on these children, teachers, and families as they walk this dark path. Bring into their lives Truth and Love and Light so that they may be healed. Wrap them in Your perfect love... the love that casts out fear.

Prince of Peace come. Bring the peace only You can bring in the midst of this horror and pain. 

Father, we come before You broken hearted, as You are broken hearted for these precious ones. Those in Heaven are in Your perfect care, but here many are left behind... facing lives without their loved ones. Be with each of the hurting and the lost today in a deep and personal way.


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