Father, we live in a world full of terror.
Peace is robbed;
joy is stolen.
Father, what can we do when our heart is so torn?
Where can we go for comfort?
Who can we pour out our tears to?
How can we keep hate from consuming us?
How can we feel joy when terrorism’s evil encompasses us?
Do you hear your Father’s call?
All you need can be found in Him.
It won’t take your heartache away for those in Manchester, England
and everywhere, who are the innocent victims of terror,
but through calling out to God you will feel His comfort,
peace, and love.
Father, I pray you bring inner healing to hurting lives.
Let the families who have lost loved ones to terrorism feel our support.
They need us more than ever.
Listening to their pain is so important.
Using our compassion to reach out sends a resounding message to them.
You are not alone.
We are with you.
You are in our thoughts.
You are in our prayers.
Let us continue to work to create that more beautiful world where
there is a pay it forward kindness for others.
One act of caring encourages another.
Let us change the world one person at a time.
Then, terrorism in all its forms whether from abuse or human trafficking will lose.
We must work harder to free as many as we can from terrorism’s darkness.
When we do that love will win, and terrorism will lose.
We will give voice to the suffering of all victims of terrorism.
Then, love will win.
Kevin and Karen Osborne are psychotherapists and pastoral counsellors. Kevin is studying to become a chaplain and professor of Psychology specializing in Pastoral Theology. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch while I like writing and singing songs. Karen makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Kevin enjoys teasing the kitties and making them do kitty dances with music. Their kitty, Catherine, loves it when kitty daddeh sings All Things Bright and Beautiful. Kevin likes doing impressions. He tells children’s stories and helps others with their problems using his hand puppet, Dr. Teddy, who is a therapy bear. He is a partner with us in our counselling practice.We are available to assist with worship and preaching to give busy pastors and ministers a much-needed break. We offer in-office, and phone counselling to anyone in the world.
Co-author on Mind’s Seat, a Christian inspirational blog