Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Thursday, July 14, 2016
Important Prayer—Earnest Prayer
I heard the horrific news this afternoon. Not on the radio in the car, not on the computer at work. But, from my husband after I got home.
Yes, I admit I thought the news report was some sort of sick prank (of the most twisted kind), when I first heard the news. However, I soon had to admit that this attack in France was even more sick and even more twisted.
I was aghast as I read more and more about the attack and the attacker. And, I pray earnestly for those injured, those medical staff taking care of the injured, the emergency workers and the police who were immediately on the scene, and especially for all those traumatized by this new horror. The families, the little ones, the least of these. All those who were in the midst of celebrating a national holiday in France, and having it interrupted in such an appalling manner.
I pray for all those in great fear and anxiety, right now. Those who are not able to sleep tonight. Those who are mourning lost loved ones. Those who are afraid or angry, Those who are grief-stricken, unable even to move, to go about their daily activities.
This is so difficult. This weighs on me so much. I am running to the One who told us, “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you.” Just so. Help, Lord. I beg You. Help, Lord.
In Your mercy, hear all of our prayers. #PrayForNice
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