God, today we are weeping with such heavy sorrow.
Father, today a crazed and hateful person went into a place of worship to hurt, maim, and destroy innocent lives?
God, these innocent people were there to celebrate the blessing of a new baby.
This is a horrific act of bigotry, hate, and racism.
Father, we need Your comfort today! How much more pain can this nation endure?
Father, so much hate is swirling around trying to hold each one of us in its grip.
Holy Spirit, comfort all of those in pain. Engulf them with Your abundant love and peace.
Holy Spirit, hold them up in their weariness & distress. Blanket them w/peace, and Your love that knows no end.
Father, do not let this incident deter us from praying for the unity of this mighty nation.
God, let us not grow weary in doing good. Do not let discouragement take hold of our hearts and spirits.
Father, do not allow this incident instill fear in our hearts about attending our houses of worship.
You did not give us the spirit of fear but of one of a sound mind, peace, and love.
God, we bind fear, hate, bigotry, and racism. We release love, unity, peace, and acceptance in their places. Your word tell us that what is bound on earth is bound in heaven and what is loosed on earth is loosed in heaven(Matt16:19).
We pray in agreement and unity in the name of Jesus. Amen.