Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Sunday, June 12, 2016
Peace, When We Really Need It
Thinking sober thoughts. Really serious, somber ones.
A horrific shooting happened this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. A senseless act carried out by someone hopelessly blinded by hatred and violence.
Yes, I am thinking about those who witnessed this tragedy as well as those who are fighting for their lives in the hospital. I am thinking about all those who died, as well as all those who have family members or loved ones struggling and grieving right now. I remember the LGBTQ community: so shattered, so stunned. Pray.
Pray. Pray. Keep on praying.
Whether in urban centers or small towns, thinking of LGBTQs across America, please pray. And if you cannot pray at this time, please send gentle thoughts of peace and reconciliation.
For God so loved the world. Period.
God willing, may I hold peace lightly, but at the same time, with hope and expectancy. Lord, in Your mercy, hear all of our prayers.
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