Prayer in the Wake of Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary

God of the broken-hearted,
God of the broken heart,
Receive our sighs
too deep for words.
In your time
by your grace
heal us.
In this meantime
hold us
as we weep.
Hold us and rock us
with the rhythm
of your own
grief-struck
quaking
body.
Amen

(I wrote this several months ago when I learned about the death of my friends’ six-year-old child. These are the words I pray today as I read of the shootings in Connecticut.)

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6 thoughts on “Prayer in the Wake of Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary

  1. Beautiful, Joanna. I just shared this with my sister who just lost a dear friend. (I credited you.) As difficult as it is to lose a loved one, I think it is always more painful when it is the loss of a child.

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