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Song of Grief – (July 21, 1997)

I sit here, I’m crying, I’m missing you.

My heart aches, my soul grieves in losing you.

And I pray that I may know that its okay,

But inside it simply doesn’t feel that way.

For I’m longing to hear your voice, to touch your hand again.

 

Lord God, Why? Is my questioning.

Yet questions, even answers, don’t take the pain.

I can’t imagine living without you,

It is not a thing I even want to do.

For I’m longing to hear your voice, to touch your hand again.

 

Lord, help me trust in you,

May I find my hope in you.

Though I do not understand

Give me faith to walk thorough valleys of unknown.

 

I sit here, I’m crying, I’m missing you.

I know you are somewhere else, there’s no touch for now.

Yet, my memories will never fade away,

and I will keep them with me to my dying day.

And then will hear your voice

and touch your hand again.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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I will give thanks to you forever – A prayer based on Psalm 30

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

For I have known the reality and feelings of potential loss in all areas of my life; yet You have drawn me up from the pit.

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

For I cried out to You and You have healed and restored me.

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

For You have brought me through the weeping and mourning of potential disaster and loss of life as I have known it and brought me to a place of joy.

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

The sackcloth gone, the coat of joyous colors now my clothes, my silent distressed heart now gives full blown praise;

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Prayer for Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary Families

Then what was said by the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

“A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted,

because they are no more.”

Matthew 2:16-18

Dear God!

The loss of our children is too great.  Our hearts lament with deep sadness, our minds cannot comprehend, and our lives have emptiness never imagined as we grieve with those whose loss is greater and much closer than our own.

There is no explanation that will bring us to understand or ease the pain of these lives lost, O God.  Whether power-hungry kings, wars and greed, violence on the streets of our cities, or one trapped in a mental illness that few might understand, the resulting loss of life of innocent children will never make sense in any sense.

Give to those parents, siblings, families, teachers, responders and all of the Newtown Community, O Loving Father, a peace that passes understanding. Cause them to know in the midst of pain and loss that “God is with us”  in the midst of great tragedy and loss. Give peace, comfort and divine care through shock, through preparations, through funerals, through many long days, months and years ahead.

Bring to us, O Loving Jesus, a love to share and a compassionate care for all those with pain, with questions, with doubts, with grief and with numbness. May the sharing of love, expressed in tangible ways bring strength, support, and help to all in need.

Bring the comfort that we cannot bring, O Holy Spirit, O Comforter; for even in our best attempts, we are overcome ourselves, we say the wrong thing at the wrong time, and we are not perfect in our love for those around us.  Guide us O Holy Spirit, to love and comfort in the midst of things we do not understand and cannot control.

Lord, hear our prayers, our groans, our laments, our cries, our silence. Love us and heal our torn-up hearts. Save us, O Savior, who came to live in this world and redeem all that is evil, violent, lost and broken…

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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