A Lament. In Time of Violence and Grief.

(trigger warning)

Outdoor chapel at Pilgrim Park, UCC Outdoor Ministries, Illinois

O Lord!

Another shooting. Another explosion of hatred and violence.

O Lord!

More grief, more devastation, in so many lives.

O Lord!

How inadequate I feel, just hearing about this.

O Lord!

Separated by distance, yet I’m a parent, too…

O Lord!

Prayers ascending. Wordless prayers, mostly.

O Love!

Wrap Your arms around all who grieve.

O Love!

Comfort those dear ones.

O Love!

Comfort the devastated. Even us.


Elizabeth is a hospice chaplain at Unity Hospice and pastor at St. Luke’s Christian Community Church (UCC) in the Chicago suburbs, and is a commissioned member in the Federation of Christian Ministries. Elizabeth also holds a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling in Illinois (certified by IAODAPCA).

She blogs at www.pastorpreacherprayer.com. Her spiritual and theological training and less-anxious presence enable her to bring encouragement, strength and comfort to persons in need.   

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