To all the victims of the tragedies in Orlando--from the murder of Christina Grimmie, to the shooting at Pulse, to the killing of Lane Gr...

A Prayer for Orlando

To all the victims of the tragedies in Orlando--from the murder of Christina Grimmie, to the shooting at Pulse, to the killing of Lane Graves, the toddler murdered by an alligator--I don’t know that any of you will ever read this, but if you do, I want you to know that I’m praying for you. I’m praying that God will shine His Light in the midst of all this darkness and make a way for good in the throes of all this bad. That you will be covered with His love today and comforted in all the days that follow. That God would guide His people into gathering around you, not with politics and preaching, but with His love, because that’s the biggest thing you need right now. You don’t need to know our stance on guns or gays or parenting; you already know all that. What you need now is His love because that’s the only thing that can bring true healing.

Orlando,

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry.

And I wish I had something more to offer you.

Because I have no other words, I’d like to ask for silence. Having been almost two weeks since all these things happened, maybe you’ve already gone to vigils or donated money or written posts or privately acknowledged these things in whatever way was right for you. But still, I ask that wherever you are, with whomever you are, you would consider taking a moment of silence. A quiet vigil right now for all those killed and hurting in Orlando, praying for comfort, praying for rest, praying for God’s love to prevail in the midst of all this tragedy.







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