In general, American citizens are very fortunate in that we are blessed with resources, freedom and a relatively favorable climate. However, every now and then tragedy strikes, marring the otherwise hope-filled country we live in. The shooting in Aurora, Colorado that took place a week ago is one of those tragedies. It was a senseless act that ended the lives of 12 innocent people, and ruined the lives of many more. It’s hard to imagine what the victims and their families must be going through right now, but if there’s one thing I do know, it’s that they need our prayers.
Send Them Your Prayers
We need to pray for the survivors and the departed alike. Nobody went into that movie theater prepared to die, so it is especially important to pray for the victims’ souls. Those who survived the shooting are all critically wounded, whether physically, emotionally, or mentally. Pray that the survivors left in critical condition will pull through and go on to live full lives.
Those who survived are going to feel a wide range of emotions in the wake of the tragedy. Not only are they suffering the loss felt when the life of someone we love is taken from us too soon, but they’re also suffering from the painful feeling of guilt. Those who lost a child, a significant other or just a good friend, will always have to wonder, “why not me?” Pray that those people can eventually accept the fact that there is a reason they survived and go on to live the remainder of their lives.
My heart goes out to all of the victims of the Colorado shooting and their families and friends. Unfortunately, there’s no way to take back what happened last week, but we can pray for those who have lost their lives or lost someone close to them in the aftermath of this tragic event.
- Prayers for the people of Aurora, Colorado (my52wow.com)
- Surviving with the guilt of living (cnn.com)
- At a loss: Comforting grieving parents (cnn.com