A prayer for healing following recent mass shootings in the United States

From the Office of Mission and Ministry

Dear Lord,

We come to you with heavy hearts. We ask for your healing as we continue the mission for peace within our communities. This mission calls for peace and an end to violence throughout our land, in our city, on our campus, and most importantly, in our hearts.

We ask you for a peace that surpasses all understanding and that you guard our hearts and minds in Christ. (Philippians 4:6)

May we hold the pain, confusion, anger and sadness in our hearts, and in our prayers as we support one another.

May we see this as an invitation to move outward from ourselves and not inward. May we trust in you and be moved by you to love better and more.

We pray for eternal rest for those who have died. We pray for the consolation of their families and friends. We pray for healing and peace in our world.