Father in Heaven,
We humbly ask for your glory to shine through the darkness of the recent tragedy at FBC, Sutherland, TX. May your presence be manifest among the survivors as a blanket of peace, comfort, and hope. Your people here lift their voices to you in compassion, even as others there reach out to them physically. Prayerfully and humbly we ask for you to do a work in their hearts, the kind of work that the surrounding communities, and perhaps the whole country, will see and realize you are holy. We pray the church’s leaders will have your wisdom, words, and willingness to relieve some of the heartbreak and deep feelings of loss, absorbing some of the shock alongside many family members who are grieving. Please touch the hearts of those who are lost to draw them to yourself during this time. Lord, we lift our voices to you, the Rock of our salvation.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.