Week 13-Prayers for Boston

Today at the Boston Marathon, an act of terror was committed. By whom we don’t know. Nor do we know why.ย 

I first learned of the tragedy through a notification from my New York Times app on my iPhone. I told my roommate who then immediately grabbed the remote and turned on the news. As I watched this event unfold, I was dumbfounded. Who has so much evil in their heart that they want to commit such an act? What possess a person to be okay with creating such sorrow and loss for friends and families? ย I can’t help but think that the world is getting uglier.ย 

As the events of today continue to unfold, I pray for the suffering. I pray for the friends who are worrying, the parents who are scared, the significant others who feel loss, and the children who are too young to understand. I express gratitude toward those willing to help and to the heroes who are making sacrifices.ย Iย pray for the Federal Government and the Massachusetts State government that they remain rational and calm.

I pray for the fallen.

I pray for those that committed this unthinkable action. May you learn to be at peace with the demons that haunt you.ย 

And I pray a special prayer for the journalists who capture and tell this story. May they seek only ย  truth and accuracy. May they aid in being a vigilante for justice.ย 

This coverage brought me to tears.ย 

In true Bostonian Fashion–

Cheers,ย 

–Maryย 

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John 14:27ย 
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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