We lift to you, O Lord, the dead, wounded, and traumatized of Santa Fe, Texas. We know you are present. Make your presence known. Bring your powerful touch, your healing love, your saving grace.
We hardly know what to pray anymore. Too often, too violent, too sad to well-worn this path of lamentation with no end in site.
Help us through the numbness into your pain and compassion. Help us through the normalcy and acceptance into your redeemed reality. Help us through the despair to a life of change - for our selves and our country - in you. Amen.