I have been struggling lately.
Struggling with my anger and hurt and sorrow.
Struggling with the realities of life on this planet.
Sometimes, the ache in my heart is just too heavy. Knowing that humanity is not likely to change any time soon is overwhelming.
Innocent people will be attacked.
Innocent people will be accused.
People will judge others based on their actions, while they judge themselves based on their intentions.
Many will choose darkness over light.
People will turn to other people for answers and advice, when all they are truly seeking is validation of their own opinions and choices.
Entire groups will be judged based on the actions of a few.
People will react out of ignorance rather than knowledge.
It infuriates me to hear others speak so harshly about people or beliefs that are dear to me, that are a part of me. I take it as a personal attack. I fluctuate between anger and sorrow, knowing there is nothing I can say or do to change anyone's mind.
And so, I pray.
"Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:5-7
I pray for those who are blindly raging against a system they don't fully understand or appreciate.
I pray for those who are clinging to their anger and rage.
I pray for those who are lost in their own choices.
I pray for those who are desperate for light, yet refuse to let go of the darkness in which they find comfort.
I pray for those whose lives are controlled by hate.
I pray for those who do not know true Love.
I pray for those who have placed their hope in deception rather than Truth.
I pray for those who are trying desperately to fill the emptiness inside them.
I pray for those who are hurting others because they have been hurt.
And I pray for their victims.
I pray for us all, knowing that we will all find ourselves at different points of this spectrum at various times in our lives.
I pray for Love and Truth to fill the hearts of each and every person.
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves....
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone....Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." ~ Romans 12:9-21
I pray for Peace.