A Prayer for the Children

We weep with the children.

We weep with the children.

The season of Christmas turns to the season of grief. Twenty-seven people have apparently died in a shooting at a Connecticut school this morning. Eighteen of them are children.

There will be, no doubt, much talk over the coming days and weeks about gun violence in America.  There will be strident voices on both sides.  There will be recriminations and accusations.

I wonder if anything will change?

But before all that, perhaps you would take a moment to join me in praying, no matter what your faith, no matter what your belief, for these children, these adults, these parents and teachers and neighbors and friends and relatives . . . that we may all be comforted.

This says it all — A prayer for the children.




  1. Janet222 on December 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Lauren, thank you for this post. I am devastated by the news of what happened today. There’s something wrong with our society in America. How many more innocent lives need to be lost by deranged people that can have such easy access to guns. It’s not possible to make sense of this shooting.

    Thank you for posting the link to “a prayer for the children”, which is very moving. I join you in praying for everyone touched by this — especially the children, both those who are gone and those that lived and have to cope with what happened to their fellow-students.

    • Lauren B. Davis on December 15, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Thanks, Janet.

  2. barbara revell on December 15, 2012 at 9:14 am

    The news reports on what happened in Newtown, CT are shocking. Thank you for this heartfelt message. The “prayer for the children” is powerful and very moving. I’m forwarding the link to your blog to friends who I know feel the ssame way we do.

    • Lauren B. Davis on December 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Thanks, Barbara.

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