Heavenly Father, we come to you with great sorrow as we learn about a father – Tomas Gimeno – who has kidnapped his two precious daughters, ages six and one. We are further grieved upon discovering that the oldest, Olivia, has been found dead. Anna is still missing, and the outlook remains grim. We are praying for a miracle that she is found alive. Please lead the authorities to Tomas quickly. Lord, we cannot fathom what would bring a father to do this to his own children. We are deeply concerned for the girls’ mother, Beatriz Zimmerman. Her world has been turned upside down in the most tragic of ways. Father, we ask that you wrap your loving arms around her and keep her close to you. Comfort her through her anger and sorrow and hopelessness. You tell us that those who mourn will be blessed – we cling to this promise. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer contributed by guest prayer blogger Brandi South: