Prayers For Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Pour In After Arrest

Re-blogged from Huffington Post:

As 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining man suspected in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings and Thursday night’s shootout with police was arrested Friday, cheers erupted on Boston streets and on television broadcasts. It wasn’t uncommon to see Boston residents give thanks to God, and similar sentiments echoed across social media.

But prayers of another kind also poured out online: those for Tsarnaev.

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Here is my prayer for Dzhokhar:

God, who ignites the spark of creativity in every being and event in this universe: We hold before you in love and anger the pain of grief, the ashes of destruction, and the wasted potential of your son, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, asking that the inspiration of your Holy Spirit might open our hearts to bring light out of darkness, order out of chaos, and new life out of death; through Jesus Christ our Lord who came, full of grace and truth, that we might have life in abundance.  Amen.