Prayers for Boston

As I watched the news footage loops this afternoon, I kept noticing all of the brave souls that ran straight into the danger instead of away from it. They had no idea what had really happened or what might happen next, but they RAN to those that needed aid. In a time when it is easy to lose faith in human kindness, it helps to focus on how much goodness still exists.

One of my favorite scriptures when I’m angry…

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?”
-Matthew 5:43-47 ESV

Help me to pray for our enemies. It’s really hard to do today. I really just want to pray that they will see justice. But I know I should be praying that they will see your light, too. Please wrap comfort and peace around Boston and all those affected by the acts of terrorism today.



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2 Responses to Prayers for Boston

  1. Celinda Zwerneman says:

    Love this post. All of this violence has been so troubling.

  2. Mom says:

    What a poignant reminder of both our humanity and rising above our nature! Amen to your prayer. And what an idyllic picture of Boston!

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