The slaughter of innocents has always awakened a sense of horror in individuals who have any sense of a moral compass.  Societies and governments are particularly tasked to protect the innocent.  We have failed in so many ways that the list would be beyond this space and my patience in writing it.  It would also seem to be political at a time like this and so the best I can do is pray for our allies and friends, our missionaries and brothers in sisters in Christ around the world who are or could become targets of a monstrous scourge that is at large in the world.

I am not sure if I can print the words of the hymn here, but I would suggest that hymn 764 in LSB be our prayer.

The Hymn is titled “When Aimless Violence Takes Those We love” by Joy Patterson.