The Hurting Places

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There is a world of hurt around me today
And my heart fills with pain.
Sometimes I hear myself saying,
“All I can do is pray.”

And then I remember that praying
Is not such a small thing.
Sometimes it is the only thing,
The one true thing for this hurting world.

Healing God, send your wholeness.
Loving Christ, your strength,
Holy Spirit, your comforting presence,
To all who hurt,
To all who struggle,
To all who mourn.

Find more of my prayers in my book Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings.