Last week my heart broke, for the families from Sandy Hook Elementary. My prayer for them is that through time they can see God’s hand of comfort because we have a promise, “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
Trying to describe the pain of the families from Newtown, I’d fall short. This might never be read by those closely affected by this tragedy, but I know our nation was affected, families, mothers and fathers of children, teachers.
This small prayer helped me and knowing… “He would never turn away a bruised reed; He’d mend it.” When I heard this prayer and it gave me comfort and I have always found it amazing how God shows us comfort. May it be a comfort to you.
“Remember those that’s raised their hands. Down beneath that hand, Lord, was a heart requesting something from Thee. And, perhaps, maybe only Thee, alone, could give it. I pray that You’ll grant it, Father. Whatever they have need of, give it to them in abundance. If there be any sick, Lord, heal them. If there be any that’s falling by the wayside, strengthen that one, that feeble knee. “A bruised reed, He’ll not break or a smoking flax will He not quench.” And we know that He would never turn away a bruised reed; He’d mend it. And I pray, heavenly Father, that if there be any spirits that’s broken or discouraged, or feeble hands a-hanging down, and knees bagged, may they be lifted up tonight, Lord. May the Holy Spirit come and heal our hearts and spirits, and our physical beings, and we’ll give Him all the praise for it. We ask it, in Jesus’ name. Amen.” 62-0121E – The Marriage Of The Lamb