Prayer for Orlando Victims

 

It is with heavy hearts that the IWU community expresses condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the Orlando shooting.

We join other faithful Christian communities in our strong and unequivocal condemnation of this reprehensible act of violence.  No matter what its motivation may have been, it was a tragic and senseless act that has no place in civilized society, and serves no redemptive purpose.

Our prayers go out to all who have been bereaved, injured, as well as those who have been driven closer to the dark precipice of despair by this manifestation of hate.  May all who need him find the love of Christ to be their comfort, and the love of family and friends to be their source of strength in their time of need.

“O Lord, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help.” (Psalm 22:19)