For several days I’ve been trying to write this weeks blog but nothing I put on paper seems to feel right. All I can think about are 12 little girls whose mother will never again be able to pin a bow in her precious angel’s hair. And, the 8 small boys whose father will not have the opportunity to cheer his son on as a basketball leaves his little hand and swishes through the net.
I want to dedicate this space in memory of the children, and adults who were so brutally killed on December 14, 2012 in Newtown Connecticut at their school, Sandy Hook Elementary. And, offer up this prayer:
Lord, I no not Your ways. All I can feel right now is the pain of the families who lost their little children, or their mother, wife, aunt or sister. I simply don’t have words to say or the mind to understand what happened that day. All I can do is pray for mercy and peace for all involved in this tragic event.
Please God, rain down showers of comfort for the Mommies and Daddies and Grandma’s and Grandpa’s. Send your Holy Spirit to mend their broken hearts and give them hope for the future.
I believe with all my heart that you have those little children and brave ladies huddled around you right now and that they have never been happier. They will never feel pain or want for anything ever again. They are at perfect peace sitting at Your feet.
I offer this prayer up in loving memory of Charlotte, Emillie, Olivia, Josephine, Ana, Caroline, Madeleine, Catherine, Grace, Jessica, Avielle, Allison, Daniel, Dylan, Chase, Jesse, James, Jack, Noah, Benjamin, Victoria, Anne, Dawn, Rachel, Lauren, and Mary.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.