I usually wake up early,
Turn on the news,
And go back to sleep.
This morning I was shocked awake
By the news of further violence.
The targeting of police officers in Dallas.
A suicide attack at a Muslim shrine in Iraq.
God of Love, what have we become?
We need you now.
We are broken, torn apart,
Permeated with a violent malignancy.
Come, now, and heal this hurting world.