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Father, I am left without words to bring comfort hurting lives all over the world need. What has our world become when a three-year-old toddler named Alan drowns along with his brother, Galib, 5, and mother, Reham? What does it say about our world? How can we bring any words that will ease the pain of Abdullah Kurdi, the family’s father? There are no words. We ask that You would show us what we should do. We can be there offering the support of clothing, food and shelter and our open hearts the refugees will need. The way we can feel useful is being there for them not just with our words, but with actions that say there is more love in this world than hate, more heart than hardness, more kindness than intolerance, more equality than inequality, more hope than despair, more light than darkness.
Father, we lift our tears before You. We ask that You would heal the hearts of those who have seen images of death and cruelty that leave them without words. Be with all the leaders of our world. They are hurting. They are wounded. They need our prayers.
Lord, hear our prayers. Comfort those who need compassion. Heal the inner pain we all are feeling today.
Karen Osborne B.A. Christian Clinical Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, graduate divinity student at Trinity College University of Toronto. Kevin Osborne, B. Th. Canada Christian College & Graduate School. B.A., M.A. Christian Clinical Counseling, postgraduate applied theology and counseling student St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, D.D., D. sc., Diplomate in Traumatology American Board of Traumatology Examiners of St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, Diplomate in Creative Ministry St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin Osborne is a member of The Word Guild, which is a Christian writer’s group that invites membership all around the world. Please go to https://thewordguild.com for further information.