Our Gracious Heavenly Father,
You remind us in Your Word that You are the God of all comfort. We pray that you will comfort the families and friends who have lost a loved one in this senseless tragedy. Lord, in their hurt and loss, I pray that You will come and touch them in a powerful way. Please God, allow Your Presence and Your peace that transcends all understanding surround them.
We pray for the people of Blacksburg… all the school officials, law enforcement officers, doctors and students and give them tremendous strength and courage in the days to come. We particularly pray for the “Church” in the Blacksburg area. We pray that they will be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus. Allow their compassion and sensitivity open doors for the love of God to be displayed.
Lord, tragedy always leaves us feeling confused and a bit vulnerable. But we pray that this will be a great opportunity for us to trust in You more – the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, we pray… Amen.