All evening I’ve been trying to piece together what to write. Even now, as I sit and type, I’m not sure what to write next.
I’m sad, along with many, many people around the world, about the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.
I cannot add any words to the conversation about why people do these kinds of terrible things.
I can pray, and have prayed, but I’m not the best at prayer. That’s when words seem to be in the way, not my friend.
So I have turned to the prayer that my minister shared after the Newtown tragedy in December:
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Your prayers may be different. But I believe that your prayers, whether they be formal prayers or thoughts of concern or sad feelings, will join with all the other prayers lifted up, and they will all be for good.