Last night at the premiere of the new movie The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora Colorado there was a terrible incident. Early reports indicate that someone fired multiple shots during a midnight screening if the film. There are several victims. Many people died during this tragic act.
I pray for all those impacted by the tragedy.
I pray for who we injured in the incident. God please bring them healing. I pray for the employees at the theatre who have witnessed things that will change their life. God please give them peace. I pray the police officers and other first responders who swiftly reacted to the situation. Father give them the wisdom to continue the process so justice may prevail. I pray for the victims, and the community. Holy Spirit bring healing and unity. Lord I pray for the families who tragically suffered a loss. God be near, hear their crying, sense their pain. Lord be their constant. Be their Rock. Deliver them from this dark desperate time.
This incident is another reminder of the frailty of this life. It sends me to the scripture. This passage gives me comfort in difficult times. Here’s an excerpt from Psalm 18
I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
He parted the heavens and came down;
dark clouds were under his feet.
The Lord thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.
He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
It’s times like these that we are reminded to find our comfort in the Lord. Lets continue to lift up those in Aurora in prayer. It’s not only tragic for them, but for our nation. Let’s draw together as a country. Let’s draw together as a community of believers to support them.
I still plan to see the movie. I also need to see my friends who still work at Grand Cinema.