Father in heaven, day by day your people pray “Deliver us from evil.” It grieves us to see evil and violence. We are grieved once again by the shooting last week in Oregon.
- We pray for those who live with anger—move them to seek help and move friends, family and others who sense that anger to help them.
- We pray for those who were injured—speed the healing of wounds to body and mind.
- We pray for the friends and families of those who were killed—draw them to yourself. Lead them to find comfort, hope, healing and peace in you.
- We also pray that we may give faithful witness for the hope that we have, with gentleness and respect, that those around us may be led by us to you, and that they may be moved and enlightened by your gospel of peace.
…through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer Reflecting on the Shooting at Umqua Community College in Oregon, October 2015 by Pastor Paul C. Stratman under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please contact for any commercial usage.