Thursday, April 18, 2013
this week is mired in tragedy, Lord, and i ask you to be with us in our anger and as we grieve. i ask for forgiveness for the blame game we play as a nation, for the spiteful things we say about each other, for the glee we take in making others look bad. i ask for wisdom in our leaders and media. i ask for strength for the victims, and gratitude for all of us. i ask for mercy on the bomber, that when he is caught he will be remorseful. i ask for moments of joy that remind us how wonderful this life is. help us to turn away from sin and towards the truth. hold me nearer to you so i can feel your presence guiding my choices. amen.