About the Poem
I was inspired to write this poem of prayer by the incidents that occurred on April 20th 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Let us not forget this tragedy. Let us remember and learn from it, So that those who were murdered did not die in vain. And let us pray it never happens again.
An additional note Two days after this was written There was another school shooting. This time in Louisiana. It is time, America, to ask ourselves "Why?"
In memory of April 20, 1999 - Littleton, Colorado
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A Prayer For Littleton, Colorado
|by Lisa Teller|
I say this prayer from far away,
for all who were injured or died today . . .
It was such a massive killing spree,
carried out so senselessly,
Children crying in terror and pain,
another school, its happened again,
I pray dear Lord you help us to see,
What is wrong in this society,
where children kill just for fun,
Where did we go wrong what have we done?
Surely we must share the blame,
We can't keep denying it because we are ashamed,
Certain children are slipping through America's hands,
How can we stop this Lord, help us to understand?
How many of America's youth and teachers must die?
Before we recognize our children's cries,
I pray Lord you can heal us, our nation is in pain,
The Death toll is crawling with our children's remains.
I pray Lord for the children who survived this carnage and rage,
Give them you're comfort Lord to rid the evil of this day,
I pray you will heal them Lord and fill them with your love,
So they can forget the hatred that rained on them from guns.
I pray for everyone who survived this genocide,
Be their protector Lord, in your loving arms please let them hide,
I pray for all the souls that lost their lives today,
May they know the peace of heaven, Bless them, Lord I pray.
I pray for everyone who lost a loved one, dear,
Help them to be strong Lord and overcome the fear.
I pray for Colorado in this their darkest hour,
Bless them with your love and fill them with your power.
I pray for the souls who committed this heinous crime,
Surely they were sick Lord in their hearts and in their minds.
I pray for the community that the healing may begin,
I pray we can change this pattern so it never happens again.
I pray for a nation gathered in pain tonight,
give us you're wisdom Lord, So we can make things right.
I pray for all who read this poem, bless them too with love,
That we may know your peace Lord,
Send you're blessing from above. Amen.