When faced with a horrible tragedy like the one that occured at Virginia Tech, we are immediately tempted to want to analyze and search for answers in an attempt to make sense out of utterly senseless acts.
While the search for understanding must continue, we believe that the best use of our space at this time is to offer our thoughts and prayers to the entire Virginia Tech community, especially the victims and their families who need it most.
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We will forward your emails to the Campus Ministers at Virginia Tech and publish them here.
I pray that some kind of good will come out of this heart-wrenching tragedy. I pray that people in higher positions will listen when a warning about a potentially dangerous person is given. I pray in thanksgiving that this tragedy did bring the people of Virginia Tech and the world closer together. Although I always find it sad that something horrible has to happen for everyone to come together. And yet, I believe that is sometimes how it works – something good or bad must happen and people come together. So, I want to pray for the victims, their families, the shooter, and everyone that was affected by this horrible event.
Though you shall walk through the valley of death, fear no evil for God is at your side. We send our thoughts and prayers to you knowing that God has called His people back to him. Though they are gone they are not forgotten.
-EA, ZS & MV
Please be with all those affected by the senseless killings at Virginia Tech. I pray that the victims are with you in heaven in a place of peace that is free of violence and the cares of this world. Be with the victims families who will live with this terrible memory forever. Please help them to know that their children are now in your loving arms. Give them your peace and let them know you are with them always. I pray also for the perpetrator and his family as they sort out this terrible tragedy in their family.
Oh my Lord, watch over each and every one of us as we endure life’s challenges. Grant us the serenity to make peace with ourselves so as not to negatively affect others. Watch over the friends and families of these innocent people who have fallen in the line of fire at Virginia Tech and forgive us if we too have contributed to injustice.
May God keep a close
Lord, Please give the families of the Virginia Tech victims peace in their hearts and the knowledge that their family members are with you in heaven. Help the students left behind feel a peace in their college environment. Please help the world realize that this was a horrible event and please help us prevent anything happening like
May God give eternal peace and happiness to those who lost their lives and bless the families and friends of all those who were lost.
I pray for all the victims of the Virginia Tech killings, and I ask God to be with all of the families as they deal with this loss of their children. I also pray for the students that go to Virginia Tech and I hope that they are able to put this behind them and move on. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
O, Lord, bless the souls that have moved on to meet you at the gates of heaven and bless the families, the friends, the professors and faculty. Help them to move on and remember but not regret. Let them know that they are never alone and the ones who have passed away are in a better place.
Our Father who art in heaven, we trust that the victims at Virginia Tech are forever in your kingdom. Give your peace to the families who
May the peace of the Lord be with each one of you as you heal from this tragedy. I am praying for each of you in Jesus name. Amen
May the light of our dear Lord illuminate the darkness that has fallen on the campus of Virginia Tech so that many will look to Him for hope and truth in this most difficult time. May we all find it in our hearts to imitate the forgiveness, strength and compassion that was evident in the Amish community when they too were asked to endure such enormous pain and loss. And may the students whose lives have been cut short so violently find eternal rest and peace in the arms
of our dear Savior.
-Kathryn (mother of 5)
May God help heal all thoses and may He shower everyone with special graces.
May God give eternal rest to the souls of all the faithful departed and through His mercy may they rest in the peace of God’s healing embrace. Amen
Father of love and mercy,
My God help guide those who were touched by this tragedy to find the peace and serenity they need at this time. Help soothe their hearts and calm their fears. Jesus, help heal their hearts and minds as they try to understand why such an event would occur. Give them the strength to move past this and build a stronger relationship with God. Let them know they are not alone and that the entire faith community is behind them.
To the college community
O God, we pray for our sisters and brothers who have fallen Especially the students and professors at Virginia Tech. May their university, community, friends and families Know and feel the loving embrace of God’s Love.
Mis oraciones van para todos ustedes, que puedan encontrar consuelo espiritual para poder seguir adelante. Dios les Bendiga…
O God, we pray for all those in our world Who are suffering from injustice: For those who are discriminated against Because of their race, color or religion; For those imprisoned For working for the relief of oppression; For those who are hounded For speaking the inconvenient truth; For those tempted to violence as a cry against overwhelming hardship; For those deprived of reasonable health and education; For those suffering from hunger and famine; For those too weak to help themselves And who have no else to help them; For the unemployed who cry out For work but do not find it. We pray for anyone of our acquaintance Who is personally affected by injustice. Forgive us, Lord, if we unwittingly share in the conditions Or in the system that perpetuates injustice.