In light of the latest mass shooting yesterday, I ask that you join me in prayer today: Lord, in our shock and confusion, grief and despair, in our sense of helplessness in the face of violence, we come to you for help, for only you can give us strength and hope.
We pray for the families of those young children and teachers who have been murdered. We pray for the community that has lost so many of its citizens. We pray for those law enforcement and medical personnel who have witnessed the slaughter of innocents. We pray for the congregations in the area as they minister to those grieving.
We pray for those who make our laws that they set aside political ideologies and pass sensible laws that would address the safety needs of our children in our country. Lord have mercy. Amen.