Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jesus, fill our suffering with your presence | Prayer for Boston

As Boston wakes a different place this morning, I keep trying to make prayerful sense of the way that our beloved city has changed.  Their is an strange quiet that has come upon Boston broken only by the sound of the occassional siren.  As I was in prayer this morning, a quote from Paul Claudel kept coming to mind.  He said:

“Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it. 
He came to fill it with His presence.”

So, we pray today, Jesus, come to us.  Fill this place with your love, your kindness, your compassion, your peace.  Fill our hearts, our lives and our city with your presence.  Take the souls of those who died straight home to you and comfort those whose tears fall upon their faces this day.  Be with us, abide with us. Let us know that you are near.
Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.

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