Tag Archives: Gun tragedy

It needs to be said …

We have just finished Trinity Sunday,our celebration of God’s multiple personality order,even as Genesis One shows ussome holy days of OCD,words divinely given to prophetsdemonstrate how painful anxiety can be,and symptoms of depressionnamed in the gospel story of Gethsemaneare not … Continue reading

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Prayer after this Pente-lost weekend in the United States

God, we pray for Philadelphia,after the shootingin an entertainment center,asking comfort for those who lovedthe three people who died,and care for the eleven injured. We pray for Summerton, South Carolina,after the shootingat a high school graduation party,asking comfort for those … Continue reading

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Prayer after the St. Francis Hospital Shooting in Tulsa

God, make us all instruments of your peace:among those who grieve, let there be sown – comfortfor the first responders, gratitude,in the Natalie Building this morning,ways to share and cope,and this afternoonwhen appointments begin, more calm. Where there is fear … Continue reading

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“Little Coffins” Guest post by Carol Hallman

Thanks to Carol Hallman for naming the grief and lifting a call to action. Little coffinsholding tiny bodiesAshes to ashesDust to dust Another child deadAnother lifetaken in the landof the freeand the homeOf the brave They strike usthe hardestLittle OnesmurderedAs … Continue reading

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Prayer after the shooting in Robb Elementary School

God, rock the weeping parentsof Uvalde, Texasin your tender arms.Ease the fear and pain of brothers and sisters,and sit beside them in nightmares. Companion where comforting fails,and hold those who grieve Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia.Ease the hearts of emergency … Continue reading

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Prayer after the shooting at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church

Gracious God, we pray todayfor the family and the friendsof Dr. John Cheng,who died for his church community,especially we pray for his children. We give thanks for the courageof church membersin preserving the lives of manyand ask for your grace … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Reopening of Table Mesa King Soopers, Boulder Colorado

God, you remember, when many forget –Denny, Neven, Rikki, Tralona,Suzanne, Teri, Eric, Kevin,Lynn and Jody,who died eleven months ago,because they were in a grocery store. We pray for their familiesand the families of so many in many placeswho have died … Continue reading

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Prayer for Oxford High School

God who calms our fears andteaches compassion in your school of hope,help us,for suddenly going to schoolis about fear. We pray tonight for those weepingin Michigan, family and friendsof the three high school studentswho have no more future.We lift up … Continue reading

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Prayer for Timberview High School, Mansfield, Texas

Holy One, called more often “Teacher”than any other name,we pray for all of those affectedby the school shootingat Timberview High School …which is every single student,every teacher, every relative,alumni, neighbors, administrators of all high schools,students of all high schools,college students … Continue reading

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Prayer for Miami / Dade County

How long, O God, how long?And shall I just have one prayer,and put new names in every day? No, Holy One, as long as I canI will lift upthe ones who died at El Mula Banquet Hall,those injured, some critically, … Continue reading

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