A Prayer for Boston

Gracious and loving God
hear our anguished prayers

For your children
whose lives were taken

For your children
whose families were devastated

For your children
whose minds are capable of such evil

For your children
whose hearts are searching
for answers immediate and eternal

Speak oh God
through the hands and feet
of first responders

Hear oh God
through our fumbling attempts
at comfort and compassion

Know oh God
with our suffering
bodies and minds

Be oh God
the salve
on this gaping wound
in our humanity.

About Kimberly Knight

Kimberly has a long history of back-pew sitting, Wednesday night supper eatin' and generally trying God’s patience since 1969. She's lucky enough to have made her technology addiction a career and serves as both the Director of Digital Strategy as a southern liberal arts college and Minister of Digital community with Extravagance UCC.

  • http://www.christophergrundy.com Christopher Grundy

    Thanks, Kimberly. Here’s a brief song that might also be useful for worship this Sunday.

  • http://limpingtowardsgrace.wordpress.com James Jarvis

    I too would like to share your prayer with my church and blog readers.

    • Kimberly Knight

      Thank you James. I hope it is a blessing to folks who need it.

  • http://www.sfdeafcatholics.org Saint Benedict

    Thank you! Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. We would like to use your prayer for our Sunday bulletin. Would this be OK?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kimgerlyknight Kimberly Knight

      I would be honored if you would lift this prayer even higher by sharing it with others. Thank you.

  • http://www.jesusjazzbuddhism.org Jay McDaniel

    Thank you for your prayer. May I publish it in the JJB website? We have readers from different parts of the world, and I think many would appreciate it.

    • Kimberly Knight

      Yes please :)

  • Mary

    That is both sad and beautiful. Thank you.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kimgerlyknight Kimberly Knight

      Thank you Mary.