In light of the events earlier today, I wanted to say a prayer for the hurting- join me if you would.
What happened earlier today was a senseless act of horror today in Boston. What should have been a moment of celebration where months of training finally came to fruition for so many, ended in tragedy. I pray for comfort and peace over those affected by what took place and I ask for You to help us to embrace You for who You are: the Wonderful Counselor, the Prince of Peace, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father. You will hold us in this time of pain. You will reach out and comfort those who have lost loved one. You will calm the fear in the hearts of those who are paralyzed by fear from what happened today. We cannot allow fear to rule our lives. Help us to trust that You hold our worlds in Your hands. Help us to remember that just calling on Your name, the name of Jesus, there is power. There is power to break every chain. There is power to shine brightly in this dark world. There is power to overcome fear, worry, doubt, anger, bitterness, and hatred. There is power to be love to those around us- to show compassion with our every move. There is power for the hurting to be healed. You mend broken hearts. By Your stripes all those years ago when they were torturing You we are healed.
I praise You God that You will bring emotional and mental healing. I praise You God that You will help those physically hurt in the blasts. I praise You God that You will bring peace to those living in fear. I trust and believe that You are greater than the darkest of hearts in this world.
I was wondering how to pray for the people in Boston and your words were perfect. Thank you. God Bless.
Being that I grew up in the Boston area (30 mins outside the city), it definitely affected me. I had high school friends who ran the marathon and one who had finished just minutes before the explosions- thank God she was OK! I just hope that what was pouring out of my heart gives voice to what others are feeling as well. I’m glad that for you, it did. God bless you and your prayers for Boston.