Much of what is taking place around us in the world today makes no sense! To some it has become the norm. It is their way of life. Hardly a day goes by without noticing that the world is in crisis, moreso families are in crisis.
Every time a family member dies whether through an act of terror, or at the hands of police, families are torn apart. There are just no words that anyone can say that can remove the pain, anger and frustration of what each member feel inside. It’s happening way too often now.
Some say ‘time heal wounds’ but truth be told the wounds on the inside remain. And even with the passage of time and the healing takes place, you are left with the scars for life.
What do you do in such situations? Who do you talk to?
How do you really process the death of your family member who you witness falling to the ground and dying in his own blood in the street after a police just pumped bullets into his body?
How do you move on in life having just witnessed first hand the love of your life ripped away from you as bullets rip into his body? Can you really forget or erase the image from your mind or turn a deaf ear to his groans?
I asked myself these same questions and this is what the Lord said to me: –
“But he said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV (English Standard Version)
Prayer for Families
Dear God you are the giver of life and it is the most precious gift you have given to us by the death, burial and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ. But through the twisted and perverted minds of people in this world families are in crisis because of those who give little regard for that life and who take matters into their own hands.
Lord we pray you give strength to those families who are in pain, grief and sadness at the loss of their loved ones. Comfort them. Let your river of grace flood through their soul. Let your word sooth their spirit and be that balm in Gilead as they try to make sense of their loved ones being taken away in such a heartless manner.
We pray for healing in each mind. As painful as these situations are, open each heart to forgive those who have done wrong and work in and through them to demonstrate your love, mercy, and compassion.
Let the power of Christ rest and abide in each heart. May there not be a rendering of evil for evil but where evil has been done, provide an opportunity that good can come from the evil things and that you be glorified, in Jesus name amen.