Saturday, June 1, 2019

Prayer about shooting in Virginia Beach (USA)

Father God, today we turn to you in grief and in great distress as we learn of another workplace shooting in the USA. We pray for the employees of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center who experienced this violence. Lord, we know that their lives are forever changed by this incident and we ask that you give them hope in this very dark time. We think of the families of the 12 victims who are still processing the news that their loved ones have been killed. Be close to them, Father, as they weep and show them abundant grace as they wrestle through the many emotions associated with grief. Thank you for the bravery of the police and their quick response which undoubtedly minimized further loss of life. We pray that the Virginia Beach community will come together and support each person affected by this event. Lord, we do not know the motive and we may never know as the gunman has also been killed. We are vulnerable and our safety in this world is not guaranteed, yet we can remain unshaken in our faith knowing that you have claimed victory once for all time. We thank you that we can claim your promises when our day-to-day lives are uncertain. Thank you for being our firm foundation and our forever hope. We trust in you and we love you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer contributed by regular guest prayer blogger Brandi South:

Brandi South resides in Chambersburg, PA, with her husband, their daughter, and their two rescue cats. She is employed at Shippensburg University of PA and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree starting in the fall. Brandi is a member of Grand Point Church in Chambersburg where she enjoys serving on the First Impressions Team as a greeter. Some of her favorite scripture passages are Psalm 25 and Ephesians 2.

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