Prayer for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Loving God,

We have been shaken – many of us to our knees. We are trying to make sense of the horrible events which occurred in south Florida on Wednesday. God, we know that you did not cause the evil that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We know that though bad things happen in our broken world, you are with us through these difficult times.

We pray for the 17 victims of this tragedy and their families. Comfort all those who are grieving; heal those who are suffering in body, mind, and spirit. Guide us to act as you would have us to do. Guard us from apathy and hatred. Stir up our compassion to do the things we are able to do.

Lord, we turn to you, seeking you this day and forever more.