In light of the recent tragic events that have occurred in Boston, I think we as Christians should take the time to pray for those who have been affected by this and do our part to help any of the people out there who need that support. As I watched the images on my computer, I could only imagine what it would be like if I was there instead. The closest I have been to danger was in a gang shoot out near the church I was at, but even that does not compare to compare to this tragedy. Let’s pray together and remember that anyone of us could have died instead on that day:
Dear Loving Father,
We know you know all things and will use all things for good in accord to your grande purpose. Please comfort those in this disaster with your love and if they have not turned to you then please use this event to turn their hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. May they see the truth and be granted eternal life in your Son’s name.
This life is fleeting and fragile, no one can escape death unless He who overcame death gives us life. Not everyone who lives deserves life, but not everyone who dies deserves death. We know you have the love and power to make things right as you already have done on that cross.
So please continue to use us in any way to be a light to the world. May we recognize that our life here is temporary and we as sinners deserve death as a result. But in your mercy and grace we live today not so that we can continue in our pointless activities but to make a difference in the world for your name’s sake. Thank you, Lord.
In Jesus’ name,