A Prayer for Joy and Fruit (Not Our News, Part 4)

Note: This post is Part 4 of the "Not Our News" series. The events and feelings depicted actually occurred a few weeks ago but could not be shared until the news was public. Also, the people involved gave me permission to share. 

Four Days After the News

Dear Lord,

Psalm 126:5 says, "Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!" May we indeed reap with joy. May there be fruit from our tears.

Thank You for lifting our spirits and providing distractions. Please help us find the right perspective. Help us fight the urge to hide in sadness and self pity. Please be our comfort in ways that we have never experienced. May we come out of every trial looking more like You.

In Jesus' Name,