Weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
And she refused to be comforted,
Because they were no more.”
~ Matthew 2:18, quoting Jeremiah 31:15
Father of light and life, shine in this darkness. Show yourself a comfort in this sorrowing. Manifest yourself as present in this pain. For You, Lord, are light, and You are comfort, and You are present–it is You who has been wounded, and it is You who grieves above all for those wicked things we do here on earth. Send your Kingdom to come quickly, with justice and healing, to make right once and for all the ills of our world. Come, Lord Jesus.