A Christian Response to the Tragedy in Colorado

The Lord's Prayer in a Cemetery in Henderson, ...

The Lord’s Prayer in a Cemetery in Henderson, Kentucky (Photo credit: Lori SR)

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

What do you do when faced with something that defies description…especially the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado? You pray. Pray? Yes pray! What do we pray for? We should pray for:

  • Understanding…because there’s no way we can understand how this could happen;
  • Wisdom…because we don’t know how to respond properly;
  • Peace…because only God can give the victims’ families and others true peace in the heart and mind during such a time;
  • Healing…because there are many wounds that need healing—both physically and emotionally;
  • Forgiveness…because both we and the perpetrator need it…desperately!

Let Us Pray…

Father in heaven, thank you for the opportunity to pray on behalf of those who are hurting because of the senseless act of violence, carried out by the perpetrator(s) in that theater in Colorado…that caused so many lives to be affected in just a moment.

Father, you instructed us to “Come boldly before the Throne of Grace that we may obtain mercy and find Grace to help in the time of need.” and you said that if we “pray, seek your face, and turn from our wicked ways, you would forgive our sin and heal our land.” Although, we do not understand what would make someone do such a thing, we believe that you have the answer to all things!

We ask you today to help everyone affected by this tragedy…please help us to understand and give us wisdom to do the right thing…your will that is. So many lives have been shattered, but you and only you can bring true peace and healing to the lives of those injured and hurting.

Finally Lord, please forgive the one or ones who were a part of this horrific event that has broken so many lives and homes. Lord, may he or they find you and seek forgiveness for themselves as we ask you for forgiveness for both their and our sins and trespasses.

Thank you Lord for receiving this prayer in the matchless name of Jesus…we pray. Amen!

Have Faith1st

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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19 comments on “A Christian Response to the Tragedy in Colorado
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    • Sebastian says:

      My Dear Brother,

      I thank our Lord for His Grace and for the fruit and longevity of your ministry! Please know that we are praying for the work of the Lord there in India and for your strength to continue to bear fruit. Also, we are believing God to be able to come to India in the near future to share the Gospel. Let us stay in contact by email. Blessings!

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  2. Ann says:

    Amen….

    Thanks and blessings,
    ann

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  3. Noel Williams (prhayz) www.prhayz.com says:

    Excellent post my friend. We are living in perilous times. The Colorado tragedy could happen anywhere. Wherever there is evil, terrible things are likely to occur. But when we pray God listen.
    Thank you so much for sharing. God blesses.

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    • Sebastian says:

      You’re welcome and thank you for checking in…it is good to hear from you! I believe that when such things happen, it causes us to stop our petty bickering and focus on what is really important! God bless you brother! –S

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  4. Liz Gray says:

    Praying daily for these families! May they feel the prayers of the nation upon them, carrying them thru this unspeakable nightmare. In the midst I pray they will find peace that surpasses understanding, love that amazes them, and absolute proof that God exists and He is good and remains in control, even when are unable to do so. No words can sufficiently comfort them, only God’s love and grace will and that’s what so many are praying for. Thanks for you wisdom and insight Sebastian!

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  5. rabattye says:

    Reblogged this on Daily Bread Devotions and commented:
    We all need to pray for those in Aurora Colorado who were affected by this tragedy, but also for the salvation of the perpetrator/s…

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  6. fgassette says:

    AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  7. Lady Deidre says:

    Great words of wisdom. Thank you so much, Sebastian.
    God Bless you & yours!

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  8. Sebastian, The Men of One Accord join with you in prayer as One in Jesus Christ. AMEN!

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    • Sebastian says:

      James, I sincerely thank you and the Men of One Accord for joining Faith1st in the Spirit of Unity! We must act as one…regardless of our physical location…for there is no limitation in the Spirit! Thank you again my brothers! –S

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  9. Thanks. This is evidence of a pastor’s heart and the Spirit of God. ~ Bishop

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