|https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54012885 PC: Reuters|
Lord God, we feel the despair when we hear of a young woman throwing herself before a train after likely killing several children. What depths of pain drive someone to such terrible acts? We pray for some sort of redemption in this atrocious situation. We pray for the mother, recovering in a hospital from severe injuries. May she be able to communicate soon, and may she fully cooperate with investigators and with doctors. We pray about the long journey she will undergo in order to process and receive justice for what she has done; please meet with her somewhere along the way. We pray for the 11-year-old boy who survived after five younger children around him were murdered. We cannot imagine the depths of healing he will need; we are thankful that you can. Please bring the right people and resources around him to provide hope, care, support and recovery. We pray for emergency responders as they process what they found at the scene. May they, too, receive the care and encouragement they need. We pray for the community as they grieve this event. May your people bring hope in a dark situation. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.