June 13, 2016
In the wake of our nation’s deadliest mass shooting which targeted a growing number of innocent victims, our hearts ache with concern and compassion for the deceased whose lives have been senselessly taken by this incomprehensible act of hate. We pray for the injured, those who witnessed this tragedy and their extended families and friends.
As we pray for healing and peace for the whole of humanity, let us also pray for divine guidance to put our prayer into action. The life and dignity of every human being is a core value of the teachings of Christ Jesus. May this value direct our hearts, thoughts and actions as our nation responds to the multiple factors that lead to this particular taking of human life and the hate-filled attitudes that condone it.
May their souls and the souls of all the dearly departed rest in peace. Amen.