Devin Patrick Kelley massacred 26 people Sunday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Local TV station KSAT reported 20 wounded, of which “four are in serious condition and 10 are in critical condition.” Because Kelley targeted his in-laws, local law enforcement claimed the attack was not religiously motivated. However, it should be noted that Kelley was a vocal atheist on social media. Former classmate Nina Rose Nava is quoted in the Daily Mail, “He was always talking about how people who believe in God we’re stupid and trying to preach his atheism.”
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort the families, friends and acquaintances of the deceased as well as the first responders and investigators. Pray for their emotional and spiritual health as they deal with grief and loss.
* Pray for speedy healing for the injured.
* Pray for the affected families’ spiritual, emotional and physical needs to be met.
* Pray for the remaining church members to grow in their faith.