Prayer Following Shooting at First Baptist Church
Our hearts go out to the victims of the recent mass shooting at the first Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, only weeks after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. The fact that this recent shooting took place in a house of worship further aggravates our sense of vulnerability and loss.
We open our hearts and add our prayers to ask for all healing possible for those suffering the consequences of gun violence. We pray that wisdom prevails and that these senseless murders cease. We raise up the Torah teaching that all human life is sacred, made in the image of the divine and that worlds are torn apart when someone’s life ends violently and unexpectedly. As we pray for peace we ask that our leaders and officials take the steps necessary to reduce future violence. We pray to stay strong in the face of tragedy.
Oseh Shalom Bimromav - May the Creator of Peace nurture us to create peace in our world and hold up light to the darkness.
Rabbi Linda & Rabbi Nathan