I just want to shut off the news. I can’t hear it anymore. But that would be defeat. And I am not going to let the enemy freeze my prayers.
If you feel at a loss as to how to pray for the families affected by the shooting in the Parkland, Florida high school shooting, here’s a prayer to offer on their behalf.
We know You are near. Lord God, show Yourself. Each day, let these heart-broken parents and family members see, hear, smell, touch or feel one thing that shows you are near. They need Your comfort. Your compassion. Your closeness. We know you will not leave them in their time of great sorrow. Let them know you are beside them, holding them, listening to them, weeping with them, carrying them. You are close to the brokenhearted.
Come Lord Jesus.
My mom heart aches.
It cries for you.
It cries for your unimaginable loss.
“I’m sorry” falls so short.
Few words found, many tears come.
I want to hug you, to cry with you, to sit beside you.
Yet…down on my knees is where the need is met.
I will pray for you.