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A Prayer of Lamentation

Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
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A Prayer of Lamentation
Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer


Oh my God!  No!
Not again. No!
How can we live with this trauma?
And again.
And again, still, again.
Our hearts are filled with lamentation.

We have had too much of guns
shattering families
wreaking havoc
leaving holes
breaking hearts
ending lives.
We have had too much of evil.

Save us from ourselves.
Teach us to save ourselves.
We pray.
We plead.
We cannot live like this.
Our children cannot live like this.

In fear,
in anger,
in grief,
in rage,
in sorrow,
in compassion,
in hope,
we pray,
dear God,
teach us to save ourselves.


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