A prayer for the families of the #PeshawarAttack: Lord Jesus, carry their sorrows; heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. Lord, you bring healing & we ask for healing & peace beyond understanding for the families in a time of great darkness. Our children are an inheritance from you, Oh God; they are our future, our hope. Woe to those who destroy your children. Oh God, give justice to the weak; maintain the right of the afflicted & the destitute. Lord, strengthen us to pray the words of Isaiah: Woe to the wicked! For what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.
Timothy Willard is the author of five books, including Longing For More: Daily Reflections on Finding God in the Rhythms of Life and the forthcoming The Life-Giving Adventure of Chasing Beauty (Eerdmans, 2019). He has collaborated on over 20 books and has written, consulted and served as spiritual director for organizations such as Chick-fil-A, Catalyst, Q Ideas and Praxis Labs. When he’s not riding the trails in the Appalachian mountains you can find him by the fire with his three daughters and his wife making up stories about Tom the back yard badger. He lives somewhere in the south Charlotte woods.