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I pray today for my city.
I pray for Orlando and I ask you to keep this community in your hands.
I thank you for the helpers.
Thank you for the first responders,
for the people who risked their lives to help someone else.
Thank you for the police officers.
Thank you for the medical staff.
Be with all those who saw first hand the images that will stay with them.
Help to instead replace those images with those of a community supporting one another.
Lord, be with the families and friends of those who lost their lives,
comfort them and bring them people to hold them up while their world is crashing down.
Be with those who are healing,
Help to ease their pain.
Lord, for those with hatred in their hearts,
please bring people into their lives who can fill it with light,
who can help them receive care so that this violence doesn't continue.
May we all learn to be people who Love the way Jesus showed Love while He was here.
May we not judge people,
May we embrace one another as they are,
May we stand alongside each other, do life together and support one another always.
Just help us to LOVE
and Love well.
I pray these things across Orlando and around the world,
in Jesus name,