There are so many people and things to pray for. The list is long. Not a day goes by when we should not take time to pray.
Please continue to pray for the families of those who were taken away from them in the tragedy in CT. I imagine they are still in disbelief as that is the feeling that most of us still have. The difference is that they have a very difficult road ahead of them while we do not.
They haven't even begun to mourn. They are not able to. That process will be a very long, enduring one and it won't even begin for many until their loved ones are buried. Even then it probably won't seem real to them.
I've been saying, "Lord, I know you can't turn time back to that day so that those heartbroken families can have their loved ones back, but please do all that you can for those families to help them deal with this". What that will be I do not know, but God does. He knows what they will all need every moment of every day throughout the mourning process just like He knows what each of us needs every moment of every day.
Sometimes tragedy has a way of causing families to be torn apart. For families who may have been struggling prior to the loss of their child, brother, sister, aunt, cousin, parent, grandparent, grandchild, or friend, I pray that this draws them closer to one another.
Please also continue to pray for the community of Newtown. I pray that this tragedy brings them closer together and makes the community a stronger one. I pray that this ordeal gives the community a new resolve and that the people there will one day feel safe again.
Don't let a day go by without taking time to pray. There might be things that we pray for or about that others don't think to pray for or about. God might impress upon us to pray for a person across the world who is struggling. We won't necessarily know that person, but prayers will reach where they are. There are times when God might wake you up in the middle of the night. Sometimes we assume it's just because we couldn't sleep when in reality it was God waking us up to pray. He doesn't always tell us why we need to pray at that very moment, but He wouldn't impress upon us to pray at that very moment if the need weren't so urgent. Maybe He impresses upon us to pray because later that day someone will be in a situation in which they need intervention. Prayer is so important, reaches very far, and impacts many lives.