Father in Heaven,
We are a people well acquainted with grief, but you O Lord are still merciful
Though the earth give way and mountains be removed, you are still Lord of all
Words can not express the depths of my people's sorrow
We weep and can not be consoled but today choose to believe that you are still faithful
We choose to believe that joy still comes in the morning
Imbue us with courage to face the day
Give us the strength to rise once more
Extend to us charity and justice, peace and truth
And allow us to always seek your face.
In the name of your son Jesus I pray. Amen.
Martha St. Jean is a first generation Haitian-American journalist and media analyst based in New York City. She is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism and earned her undergraduate degree in communications studies at New York University. Follow her on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/MarthaStJean