By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Have mercy on innocent young people
who are being gunned down daily in our schools.
Banish the images of horror; of bodies bloodied;
of students running with their hands in the air;
and of stories of what might have been.
Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew a right spirit within us.
Cast us me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from us. (Ps 51:10-11)
Let us not bend our hearts with electronic fantasies of power
or hide ourselves from those around us.
But in the power of your Holy Spirit,
Naught be all else to us, save that Thou art;
Thou our best thought, by day or by night;
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence our light.
Prayer for the Innocent
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