The news from Nigeria breaks my heart.
For the murder of innocents…
Lord, have mercy.
My heart hurts…
How long, O Lord?
How long will we stare at the pictures,
the unspeakable actions that humans do to each other.
How long will we wait?
How long will we long
for your justice to come,
for your love to overwhelm and change us,
for the angry rhetoric and unspeakable horrors to cease?
Lord, in your mercy…
hear our prayers
bring your comfort and your presence
to those how need it so desparately.
I have no eloquent words,
no glib phrases
no policial speeches or policies that would “fix” this.
I have only a broken hallelujah,
as I am crumbled in my heart of hearts
for the lost ones…
Hear our prayers.