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When Lightning Strikes Twice: A Prayer

God,
We are living in unbelievable times
Where the jobless sigh in despair
Where children are shot in a food stamp office1
And where violence returns to the same campus for a second tear!2

Lord, grant safety and sanity
To the students and faculty of Virginia Tech (as a gunman is sought)
To the children of desperate parents who see no way to care for them
To all who are living in temporary shelters or no shelter at all.

Lord have mercy,
On all of us,
As we yearn for the reappearing of Christ who makes all things new.

Amen.


1"Mother Shoots 2 at State Office, Then Kills Herself," New York Times, December 7, 2011

2"Two Dead in Shooting on Virginia Tech Campus," New York Times, December 8, 2011

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