As it approaches midnight, I felt to offer this prayer.
I am aware of all the distress in the world.
The threat of ISIS, the feelings of hatred that is transpiring globally toward that which I consider holy.
To be naïve to these issues would be foolish.
Hope is the weapon to oppose hatred.
“God, it would seem that the world as we have known it, is truly approaching a precipice. Once we, as a globalized community go over that precipice, there is little that can be done. Except to hope in You. May truly evil men come to their death. May wicked men be caught in the snare of their own plan. May those who oppose with violence your Gospel of Good News, either succumb to your reign, and seek violence no further, or may they be destroyed by Your love for those who You consider to be your own. May our children, be protected from any harm. May we, as their parents realize that without you and the Hope of Christ, we have nothing to offer the next generation. It is in the name and Hope of Christ that we pray.” Amen.