After A and I picked up R from school this afternoon, I quickly checked my email to make sure no emergencies had happened at work. Unfortunately there was an email from my best friend asking for prayers:
A co-worker and friend of ours who was pregnant and due in December just found out that she lost the baby.
My friend's parents' doctor endured a horrible, horrible tragedy: his home was invaded, he was severely beaten, and his wife and two daughters were killed. This man has been incredibly supportive of my friend's dad during his brain cancer battle, even praying for him.
Please keep these people and their families in your prayers. I cannot even begin to fathom the pain they are experiencing, but I know that God is suffering with them and that he is drawing them close to him. All I could think of when I read the email was, "Jesus wept."