Sunrise. Strength for this new day.

Gracious and loving One,

The images of crying children are seared in our minds. The frightened and shell-shocked parents make our hearts ache. The cold and cruel analytical border officials fill our minds with rage.

Lord, give us strength for today,
that we might be tender-hearted but ready to respond.

Lord, give us strength for today,
that we might see where we trivialize another’s pain.

Lord, give us strength for today,
that we might have pure motives and lives that show what Love truly looks like.

Lord, give us strength for today…

Rev. Deborah Vaughn is a hospice chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists, and Assistant Minister at Twinbrook Baptist Church in Rockville, MD. She blogs at An Unfinished Symphony and was a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She is an avid Buckeye fan down to her scarlet-painted toes!

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