Lord, is there a place to protest the darkness?
Are we permitted to be afraid?
There is much within us that remains unhealed... Is
there voice to our pain?
our questions? our struggle with sin?
Mere human reason offers cold consolation in the
presence of burning sorrow, loss, confusion, and
O Lord, protect us so that when we struggle against
pain or recoil from darkness,
we do not unwittingly find ourselves struggling
Help us to accept what we cannot change, but even
more help us never lose hope in the power of your
Give us your heart of compassion and sympathy for
all who are hurting this hour.
And may we never be ashamed; may we never grow
bitter; may our sorrow lead us from strength to
strength, and may you use our suffering for good.
Hebrew for Christians