I wrestled with the idea of posting this prayer. I was sure it would fall out of the bounds of journalism. But as a Christian journalist I have a duty to use this platform to give expression to the voices crying out for help.
Father in Heaven,
We are a people well acquainted with grief, but you O Lord are still merciful
Though the earth give way and mountains be removed, you are still Lord of all
Words can not express the depths of my people's sorrow
We weep and can not be consoled but today choose to believe that you are still faithful
We choose to believe that joy still comes in the morning
Imbue us with courage to face the day
Give us the strength to rise once more
Extend to us charity and justice, peace and truth
And allow us to always seek your face.
In the name of your son Jesus I pray. Amen