Father in heaven, there is much grief this morning for families who still haven't reconnected with loved ones, 5 of whom will not return. Please Father, hear us cry out to you and comfort these people. Help them to grieve as shock wears off. Place people in their lives who will be compassionate and supportive.
I also ask for your peace in our community. Many are shocked, horrified, and even grieving over the fact that something like this happened in our own community. Turn our hearts toward You. We know that this act was evil and unjust, but we only know that because You are righteous, just, and kind. Without You being the Light, we wouldn't even realize we were living in darkness.
Father, You see all and know all. I ask by Your mighty power that the man who did this would be caught and prevented from causing further harm to any other lives. So, please guide law enforcement officials in the right direction. I also ask that you would be a shield for them from harm.
I pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, who died for us while we were His enemies, yet rose from the dead, and is alive today offering salvation to all who believe.
We will spend some time in prayer for the victim's families, the community, and law enforcement tomorrow at our regularly scheduled worship service time of 11am at Faith Baptist Church of Skagit Valley -www.faithbaptistsv.org
Justin began serving as the pastor at Faith in February of 2013. He is passionate about people having the opportunity to hear the good news about eternal life through Jesus Christ.