Written by Daniel Hazard
Two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Three people, including a child, were killed and over 100 were injured. Federal authorities described the inquiry into the explosions as "a criminal investigation that is a potential terrorist investigation."
God, you run next to us during each and every race. You cross finish lines with us and celebrate as we complete marathons and sprints. You stand next to us as we cheer on loved ones and strangers. You cry when tragedy happens and as we endure pain.
During times like this, it's hard for us to lace up our shoes and keep running. We are fearful. We are grieving. We ask for your peace as we process this news. Bring comfort to those who mourn. Provide healing to those who suffer physically, mentally and spiritually. Give restful sleep to all of those who saw this nightmare happen before their eyes. In your peace-filled name we pray. Amen.