I Write to Pray: A Candle for Sandy Hook

Today this blog lights a candle for Sandy Hook.  The horrible tragedy of lives lost.  The senselessness of such an event  may haunt us for days but my prayer is that God's grace abounds even stronger now. 

Father, bless the little ones whose souls are now in your hands.  Bless those adults who were with them.  Death is always incomprehensible especially when its traumatic.  Only you can know and understand this endless mystery.  Open the heart of the world that we may beat in mourning for these families who have lost their loved ones so close before Christmas.  Let us learn to treasure the meaning of our lives even more deeply so that their deaths will not be in vain. Bring us your peace that surpasses all understanding.  Amen.

Linking up other prayers and reflections that you can lean on here:

Emily Wieringa's prayers

The Velveteen Rabbit: God let me cry on your shoulder

Lamentations by Empire Remixed

Ann Voskamp's: What to do with a broken heart this Christmas?


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