“I sought the Lord,
and He answered me;
He delivered me from
all my fears.”
“God is here in our resilience.”
Rev. Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian Church
giving the Opening prayer at
Boston’s Interfaith Healing Service
All week, the nation reels.
First as Boston’s race ends, with shock and then outrage,
millions watch as bystanders cut down on city sidewalks.
Mere days later, another explosion
rips the heart from a small Texas town.
The faithful bend knees, bow heads,
meet palms, whisper prayers,
turning to the Lord God of all to redeem these,
the newest wounds to body and soul.
Whispering prayers still here today.
Whispering for mourners, for survivors,
for a nation.