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Lord, we pray for officials in St. Petersburg as they investigate today’s explosion at a shopping and entertainment center. May investigators swiftly discover all facts needed to determine who left an improvised explosive device in this heavily trafficked area. May the perpetrator(s) be quickly apprehended. We thank you, Heavenly Father, that no one was killed. We do pray for the 10 injured individuals. May they receive prompt and quality medical care, and may people rally around them to cover for any needs that may arise due to their injuries, and to provide comfort and reassurance during this time. We do not know what motivated this attack, but we do pray for whatever root issue drove this person to this crime. Help him/her turn to you for fulfillment and peace. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.