I’ve asked the question In times of tragedy before Does God pray? Can God pray? Before the tragedy was my own This time it falls somewhere else Yet we all try with efforts in vain To understand But no one can tell anyone what anything means There is no sense to be made So we look around We look higher we look within We look to God and we can pray We can pray, we can pray But God knows nothing himself What can he say? They say he knows all but not now. Omnipotent our Creator But today he dwells He dwells in our confusion Our anger our grief In the “Why did this happen?” He dwells and he prays He prays that we would not let this happen again He prays that we would see what we do to each other He prays that we would do something to protect his children His planet his creation Not knowing who hears his prayers He sends up earnest pleas Hoping someone is listening Or feels or knows what he is praying Because he does not know what to do He has lost control of a world he created for good And now all he can do is pray that it changes He is God and he tells us to fear not But today he is scared just the same We have given God reason to fear What else does he have to do but pray? Watch. Cry. Pray. Wait to see what we will do next. Those who get to Heaven They show up and they say “So here I am, where’s God?” St. Peter signs them in He says, oh he’s here He’s at his house down the street But he doesn’t take guests anymore He doesn’t sit on his throne He just sits inside his house In a dark corner and cries All the time he cries What’s he supposed to do? He’s in danger of dying of heartache And we’re the cause If your expectation here Was to praise him eternally Sorry to disappoint But he just doesn’t feel He deserves it these days Because there’s still a world in need of love And he can’t force them to love He can’t make them see that they are all the same That there is no you and there is no me And there is no them because he dwells In all he dwells In forms we cannot recognize His dwelling his prayer He prays that we’ll hear That we’ll feel that we’ll know That we’ll change so tomorrow can be different.