A PRAYER FOR
The senseless tragedy
at Sandy Hook Elementary School
in Newtown, Connecticut
has left us shocked, stunned, speechless.
28 dead, including 20 children.
Besides the victims and their families
are the children who witnessed the carnage,
whose lives will forever be scarred.
We cry out in shared grief and pain
for so many lost children.
We pray for their families,
who should be celebrating the holiday season
with laughter and children.
We pray for the healing of those who witnessed
this tragedy, for a small town forever changed.
We pray for a world without so many guns.
We pray for peace this holiday season.
(Photos courtesy of AP Photo Service, Newtown, CT)