You may wish to share in this simple prayer as we awake to news of another mass shooting in the USA

Tragic and senseless. 21 lose their lives. 19 of them children 10 years and younger. The 18 year old gunman shot dead by police. 

Why? There may not be a why, a way to explain that can never justify. 

We think of and pray for famines ripped apart. Father God we see communities living in fear for their children unsure if they are ever truly safe. Teaching staff equally unsafe, unsure, uncertain of what today or tomorrow will bring.

We pray to you Lord Jesus for a society living with violent crime seemingly unable to make the changes they know need to be made. Unwilling to give up their rights in order to protect the innocent. 

We pray for justice, integrity, a change of heart and the healing of grief. AMEN