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Prayer for Boston

Prayer for Boston Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Coaching

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Prayer for Boston


“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33


Heavy are our hearts,

How they ache you,

Wanting to believe

This tragedy not to be true.


Please know in our prayers

You are, you will be,

Each and every victim,

And every family.


Cheerful were the cries

As runners ran the race,

Yet who would know the terror

All would soon face?


May the tears we shed

And the many prayers we raise

Bring comfort to you

As gentle sunrays.


May God’s eternal arms

Wrap you with His peace

As the horror of the day

Your soul does release.


In God’s eternal heart

Please find peace and rest,

Knowing He works all things,

Even this, for best.


Those who planned this,

For you we also pray

That you may repent

And follow God’s way.


Yes, many prayers we lift,

Many tears we now shed

For those we lost,

For those who bled.


Lord, help us now,

Help us to see Your love,

Let us embrace Your mercy

Streaming from above.


Heal Boston’s wounds,

Restore her sweet joy,

Remove fear from all:

Man, woman, girl, boy.


For a race we run

One leading to eternal treasure,

And in Your presence

We find peace without measure.


You are our only hope,

Our portion for eternity,

So please bless every victim

And every family.


Yes, heavy are our hearts,

And we lift them to You,

Please heal Boston and her people

With Your love true.


© 2013 Caroline Gavin

My heart aches for all the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. We shed our tears and lift our prayers for you.

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  • George W. hicks

    Caroline, thank you for writing this beautiful poem. And thank you for even showing a merciful heart to those who committed this heinous act. You have a heart for God. That’s the only way you could have written those words. God bless you and your two. You are in my prayers!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Dearest George, thank you from my heart for praying with me. I am still shedding tears over this tragedy. I praise God for the peace that we know only in His tender and loving arms. I thank Him for you and for the love you share. God bless you and your precious family always! You are in my prayers! In His love and mine, Caroline

  • http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com/ Ann Musico

    I join you in praying for comfort, peace and healing.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      My precious sister, thank you so very much! How grateful I am that we find comfort, peace and healing in God’s everlasting arms. Much love and gratitude, Caroline

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.barbosalauria Nancy Barbosa Lauria

    Hoje em dia com a globalização ,vivenciamos as vitórias ,alegrias e tragédias em tempo real.
    Temos imagens nítidas que partem nosso coração.Sou mãe de dois maratonistas que participam de eventos pelo mundo afora .Doeu ! Doeu Muito !!! Tremia e chorava pensando no ABSURDO …Como e porque punir pessoas do mundo todo , que se reunem após a Ressureicão de Jesus , numa tarde de Primavera , para em família cuidarem da Saúde ?
    Não dá mais para aceitar !!!

    Vamos fazer uma Corrente de oração , para que Jesus cuide de cada vítima em particular , e de suas famílias. Só em Jesus Eles encontrarão forças para continuar a peregrinar …
    Mas Jesus fará novas todas as coisas e todos voltarào a ser como antes.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      My Beautiful Sister Nancy, thank you so much for praying with me! Yes, with the world so close now, we experience together victories and tragedies. Boston is my hometown, and how saddened I am by this. How precious you are to pray for the victims and all their familes. Yes, our sweet Jesus makes all things new, and I praise Him for this! Divine comfort and perfect healing we find in Him. I join you in the plea, “Please shower us with Your mercy, Lord!” May His blessings, comfort, peace and healing abound to you and your beautiful family, my beloved Sister! Love always… Caroline

  • http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulHC Mike Fenton

    In prayer I humbly kneel by your side. Praying for all the people this tragedy has touched and asking why.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      My beloved brother, thank you for kneeling in prayer with me. My heart, along with yours, goes out to the victims and their familes. God, have mercy on us all; please embrace us with Your perfect peace, comfort, healing and love…

  • http://www.VictoryChristianCoaching.com/ Marianne Clements


    Praying that people will not blame God for this tragedy that was the work of the devil.

    Have a Victorious Day!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin


      God is Goodness and Love, and He works all things – even evil such as this – for good. Indeed He works all things for best. Praise Him for His divine comfort, peace, love and healing…

      In His love and mine,