Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The World Needs Our Prayers

The world can be a scary place.

My eyes filled with tears this morning as I watched one piece of the excessive news coverage on the bombings in Boston. Tears for the people who lost a loved one, tears for those who were scared, tears for those who are young and don't understand. Tears for people filled with bitterness. Anger. Grief. Hate.

Wars. Genocide. Bombings. Murder. Violence. Social media. Bullying.

The list could go on and on, and I want to hide from it all, like a cat who thinks that because she is hidden behind one blade of grass you can't see her.

Today, I'm asking you to stop what you are doing for five small minutes and pray. Lift up your heart in prayer for our world, for those in Boston, for those who lost a loved one, for those who are scared, for those who are young and don't understand. Pray for Newtown, pray for Aurora, pray for Stuebenville, pray for all those small towns that don't make CNN Headline News.

And don't stop there. Ask your friends to pray, ask them to ask their friends to pray til we are all lifting up our voices as one.

The world needs our prayers.

The fear of man lays a snare,
but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
{proverbs 29:25}

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