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August 13, 2014

dear Father
i remember the youngling
when suicide seemed inevitable
the desparate prayers offered then
begging for his life
it’s been two years now, since.
he still breathes.

You say Your strength is made perfect in weakness
and Your grace is sufficient
God may it be so
once more

to the discouraged
i ask You give hope
to the disheartened
would You offer Your hand
to the fearful
i pray You give peace
to the weary
be their rest

for those of us called to love these
grant us thy spirit
let Your love flow through us, to them.
give us the words of healing
make us gentleness and truth

that together, they and us,
will remember the cross
the Light of the world
the Hope of the nations
the Salvation of our God
our Master and Redeemer

to find the reason to go on
our hearts and minds renewed
our souls and strength refreshed
our feet steadied

that in looking to You
we will be whole again
and even if we aren’t
not now
not yet
and even if we are
broken further
for Your glory-

give us eyes to see
Your kingdom
give us ears to hear
Your truth
give us hands that will for You

remember
we are made from dust
do not turn away from us
comfort our bruises
tend to our wounds
hear our cries
mingled with those of the voiceless

keep our tears,
like You promised
let us know they matter

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