A Prayer for Newtown, CT

In this Advent Season we await the one named Emmanuel.  Yet we continue to see things in our world that break our hearts.  We are fearful of the future.  Our despair overwhelms us.  We hate our enemies with a perfect hatred.

But you are coming Jesus, to save us.
Save us from fear.
Save us from despair.
Save us from hate.

Hosanna in the highest!

May we trade our tired and frustrating lack of control for your greater gifts.
Give us faith,
give us hope,
give us love.

Hosanna in the highest!