Lord, have mercy! Christ, have mercy! Lord, have mercy! On us!
Dear Lord, be with those suffering in Connecticut today! Send your Spirit to fix the eyes of those who were spared and those who lost loved ones on You, the source of comfort and joy and peace in all tribulation!
“In this world you will have trouble, take heart, I have overcome the world!” — Jesus, to His disciples, John 16.
“Today is a day to remind us that our own precious freedoms must be balanced with the lives and cares and concerns of our neighbor. Today is a day to hug our children tighter and share with them once more the love of Jesus who loves little children. And today is also a day, as Ecclesiastes says, to mourn, to weep, to cry for what sin has brought into the world.