Saturday, 20 April 2013

A prayer for America

For West and for Boston; for those who died or were injured, for their relatives and friends, for the communities where they lived and worked.

                                                                     Viva Cristo Rey!

Father, once again we are reminded
that any security we have as individuals
and as a nation, comes only from the
abiding hope and trust we have in you

Once again, we are cut to the heart 
at the loss of life and damage to peace 
that we have suffered as a nation. 

So, Father, today we come to You 
and we seek Your peace for the families and victims of the 
horrible tragedy. 
For those still lost in the rubble of destruction, 
we ask for the safety of Your hand. 
For those consumed by worry and fear 
as they try to locate missing loved ones, 
we ask for the comforting presence of Your Spirit. 

We seek Your peace for the emergency workers,
that You would guard their lives 
as they seek to guard the lives of others. 
Give them the wisdom they need to perform their duties 
above and beyond the levels of their training. 

And Father, we seek Your peace for our nation and our 
In the midst of our questions and uncertainty, 
we recognize that the unknown details of this day 
are already in Your grasp. 
We know You sent Your Son as the Prince of Peace 
and even this day falls under His command. 
Help us to find the strength and comfort we need as a 
to continue to humble ourselves, 
pray and seek Your face for a new day in America 
and a new hope for our world.

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you
 peace at all times and in every way. 
The Lord be with all of you." [2 Thess. 3:16]

At the request of Mack Hall - and gladly responded to


  1. And we pray that the truth regarding the Administration's and FBI's role will be exposed; and that civil liberties will not continue to be disregarded by the Federal and state agencies.

  2. I wonder if those Bostonian Irish-Americans who, by generously giving to Noraid, financed terrorism in other people's countries, are having second thoughts now that they have experienced terrorism in their own.

  3. John.....a very poignant thought and very appropriate given Boston's Irish heritage. But prayer conquers all and love has no levels as I am sure you agree.