Prayer for April 18: Please pray with me. God of grace, come to our aid. Things happen, events occur. Yet we don’t understand. Things that we thought we eternal turn out to be fragile and limited. Oh how easily things break. Yet, you are there. In the midst of despair, you are there. In the midst of pain, you are there. In the midst of tragedy, you are there. After a fire, there is smoldering ash. The ash reminds us of our mortality – that all things come to an end. That is the cycle of life. Your message is a message of life, death, and resurrection. For us, for your church, for the world. We can’t truly know resurrection until we have gone through death. Walk with us through this. Amen.