For Coptic Christians

God, were you travelling on a bus
when your children
were pulled out and killed?

Yes, you were there
for out of Egypt you are always
calling your children
and we hold their names
in our hearts.

Travel, then,
with your Coptic people
when the rest of the world
is watching the news
for an evening and a morning.

And on all their fearful journeys
to places of prayer,
be with them
when no one but you
is paying attention.

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2 Responses to For Coptic Christians

  1. Joyce Ray says:

    I’m here, Maren, reading your beautiful, sorrowful words, as are many others. Thank you.

  2. Maren says:

    Thank you, Joyce.

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