If falling tears are rising prayers, then hear my prayers tonight.
My broken heart is yet still full; please set the pieces right.
I thank You for the gift of tears, for how else could I pray
At times when I just cannot speak the words I need to say?
You may not save me from the pain I all too often feel,
But God– O God!– my precious God! Thank God that You are real!
–Samantha Koivisto, 07/25/2012