A Prayer for Those Who Are Hurting
By Kristine Brown
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT)
We stood in the foyer of our church that Sunday morning— chatting over unbelievable events of the past week. One friend brought up the fact that a church just across town grieved over the unexpected death of their young pastor. He left a wife and two children behind.
“How could something like this happen to such a good family?” one person asked. As our group took turns sharing their thoughts and committing to pray for the grieving family, I couldn’t help but linger with her question a while. Many people in our community were hurting, and I didn’t know what to do.
Every day I come across someone else who’s hurting. The needs…