Pray for Victims of the Shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Ask God to bring comfort to the people of Charleston after an attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Join us in praying for victims and family members of those affected by the recent shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. According to reports, a gunman attended a prayer meeting at the African-American church Wednesday evening before he began shooting. Nine people were killed, including the pastor; only three people survived the shooting. Charleston police consider the event a “hate crime.”

In the midst of this tragedy, let us come together to mourn with those affected by the attack. Take a moment to read through Psalm 121, which reminds us of God’s comfort and protection. As you read, pray for safety and peace for those who are frightened and hurting—physically, emotionally and spiritually—in the greater Charleston area.

Psalm 121 (GNTD): The Lord Our Protector

I look to the mountains;
where will my help come from?
My help will come from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let you fall;
your protector is always awake.

The protector of Israel
never dozes or sleeps.
The Lord will guard you;
he is by your side to protect you.
The sun will not hurt you during the day,
nor the moon during the night.

The Lord will protect you from all danger;
he will keep you safe.
He will protect you as you come and go
now and forever
.

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