life-interruptedWhile I know all of us have things on our plate: work, church, Father’s Day celebrations, ballgames, etc., sometimes life just interrupts us.

Such is the case of the senseless shootings of 9 people this last week in Charleston.

So, when life interrupts … what do you do?  Rather than stir up additional strife or legislation or arguments … why not pray?

In your prayers, let me suggest 4 things:

  • Pray for those who lost loved ones
  • Pray for the church who lost its pastor, a husband and father
  • Pray for the young man who ended their lives
  • Pray for the country that produced him

Why do this?  One passage from Scripture comes to mind:

2 Chronicles 7:14, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.