Prayers for Robb Elementary School & Families Impacted by the Shootings in Uvalde, TX

We are again shocked and horrified at news coming from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, where at least 19 children and two adults have been killed by an 18 year old gunman.  Many others are hospitalized, some in critical condition.

In our grief, dismay, and anger let us not fail to pray. Paul’s words to Timothy are good and God inspired words to guide our praying:
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim. 2:1-4)

As you pray, pray for...

  1. Pray for the families of the victims. Pray the God of comfort will give comfort and that His peace will rule their hearts (2 Cor. 1:3,4; Phil. 4:7).  Pray that God will work in ways that pass our imagination to bring salvation and hope to those devastated by this evil violence (Eph. 3:21). And pray each one will know that “the Lord is near the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Ps. 34:18)
  2. Pray for those critically wounded and those caring for them.  Ask the Lord to heal, to give strength and to do good for those in need (Rom. 8:38).
  3. Pray for the law enforcement, investigators and civic officials who have much to sort out in determining what happened and what can be done to provide greater safety for millions of school children across the country (Rom. 13:1-7).
  4. Pray for God’s people and churches in Uvalde, TX. They will have countless opportunities to speak words of comfort, hope, and life to hurting people. Pray that their speaking will be the wise use of the Word God has spoken and sent to bring salvation (Eph. 4:29; John 1:1-14; 2 Pet. 1:3,4).
  5. Pray for the safety of students teachers and staff at Emmanuel Christian and other local schools our church families entrust their children to each day.  The responsibility is huge and we would only undertake it in faith and confidence in the Lord (Ps 121:1, 2; 124:8).

There’s much more we can and will bring to the Lord but may this serve as a starter. God help, heal and give hope to those in great need.”

-Pastor Duke

1 Comment

Shane Hughes - May 25th, 2022 at 12:53pm

Thank you for addressing this. I believe it is very important for the church to be more vocal on the issues at hand.