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.


Makenna Lee Elrod
Layla Salazar
Maranda Mathis
Nevaeh Bravo
Jose Manuel Flores Jr.
Xavier Lopez
Tess Marie Mata

Rojelio Torres
Eliahna “Ellie” Amyah Garcia
Eliahna A. Torres
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez
Jackie Cazares
Uziyah Garcia
Jayce Carmelo Luevanos

Maite Yuleana Rodriguez
Jailah Nicole Silguero
Irma Garcia
Eva Mireles
Amerie Jo Garza
Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio
Alithia Ramirez


Roberta A. Drury
Margus D. Morrison
Andre Mackneil
Aaron Salter
Geraldine Talley

Celestine Chaney
Heyward Patterson
Katherine Massey
Pearl Young
Ruth Whitfield