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We Need You, Lord

We Need You, Lord

Editor’s note: Yet another unspeakable tragedy has shaken us. How can it be? Our hearts are broken over more mass shootings, and for the communities and every person and family whose life is forever affected by the shocking violence and indescribable loss. We need Jesus. He is the only One who can bring peace, hope, and restoration to our broken, hurting world.


For the Tough Times: Do It Again, Lord

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. — Matthew 6:9-10

Dear Lord,

We’re still hoping we’ll wake up. We’re still hoping we’ll open a sleepy eye and think, What a horrible dream.

We are sad, Father. And so we come to You. We don’t ask You for help; we beg You for it. We don’t request; we implore. We’ve read the accounts. We’ve pondered the stories, and now we plead, “Do it again, Lord. Do it again.”

Remember Joseph? You rescued him from the pit.

And Sarah? Remember her prayers? You heard them.

Joshua? Remember his fears? You inspired him.

The women at the tomb? You resurrected their hope.

The doubts of Thomas? You took them away.

Do it again, Lord. Do it again.

Most of all, do again what You did at Calvary. After Your Son lay three days in a dark hole, you turned the darkest Friday into the brightest Sunday.

Do it again, Lord. Turn this Calvary into an Easter.

Let Your mercy be upon all who suffer. Give us grace that we might forgive and faith that we might believe.

And look kindly upon Your Church. For two thousand years You’ve used her to heal a hurting world.

Do it again, Lord. Do it again.

Through Christ,


Excerpted with permission from God Is With You Every Day by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.

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Please, come share your prayers for our brothers and sisters who are hurting in the aftermath of another mass shooting. We pray for comfort for the families in grief. ~ Devotionals Daily