DEAR, HOLY, GOD:
The first week of the new year has come and gone and with it, the tears from last year have spilled over the edge and into this one. You are completely aware of all the sadness that our country has experienced and continues to hang on to. I guess I was gullible enough to hope that we might have learned something from all those tears, but perhaps we still have much to sort through before we finally get it.
You know all of this, Lord. You keep track of every little detail of our lives – even our tears. You feel our sadness. You created us in your image and even though you are all powerful, you empathize with us because of your infinite love for us.
As much as I love my country, I feel so much sadness right now. Not only because of the state of affairs in this land, but because we have become so divided. This is something that’s been going on for a long time and I don’t expect it will be fixed any time soon, but I also have faith in your omnipotence.
My tears can be collected for many years to come. You have shown me, through your compassion, that you can make them disappear in an instant because of your power. You alone can turn the storms of life in to life giving water. I praise you and honor your holy name through Jesus, your precious Son. Heal my land. Heal our hearts and minds. Bring us back to you. AMEN!