Prayers & Relief Efforts for Victims of Mass Shootings
Compassionate Lord, there are times when we feel overwhelmed by the world’s brokenness, and we don’t even know what or how to pray or how to express our deep pain, longing, fear, outrage, and sorrow. In the face of the unspeakable violence in Buffalo, Laguna Woods, and Uvalde, send your Spirit to intercede for us with sighs too deep for words. Envelop those who have lost ones with your care and comfort and grace. Receive those who have died into your everlasting embrace. May perpetual light shine upon them.
Lord, as people of faith, help us to know the true power of prayer. Help us to actualize these words and join you in the work that you are already doing to bring about peace, hope, and reconciliation in this world, so that all may know a life of true flourishing that you desire and have promised for all of creation. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.