Prayer for the Victims

Prayer for the Victims, the grieving families, those who are healing from being wounded in the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon.  Prepared by Glorya Albertini for the Campus Ministry Meeting Monday, October 5th

Jesus, we thank you this day and for us being able to gather here. We praise you for your faithfulness, your mercy, your everlasting kindness.  Today we pray for those who have been affected by the tragedy that occurred in Oregon.  We pray for the faculty, families, and friends of the victims, but especially for the students.  We ask for comfort in this time of distress. We ask that you mend the hearts of the hurting and broken hearted.  We pray that forgiveness would dwell in their hearts even now.  Let them choose love over any bitterness and resentment.  We ask that you would exchange their brokenness for your wholeness, their sorrow for your joy and their troubles for your peace.  We pray healing over them all and we ask that you would let love bloom in the community during this time of adversity.  Remind them that even in the midst of the storm your joy is their strength. Amen