I’m no missionary, just a regular pastor. However, I did rub shoulders with a bunch of missionaries during my time at Southern Seminary.
Recently I came across a wonderful quote in AW Pink’s An Exposition of Hebrews.
I don’t have a one-sized-fits-all answer for what you do at church the Sunday after a mass shooting. I do know what happened at Immanuel.
Believe it or not, even pastors have regular devotions. We struggle. We get frustrated. We get discouraged. We fall short.
Over the last three weeks I’ve met with several groups of men for breakfast and Bible study. Our focus was directed to prayers of confession in the Old Testament. We looked at Psalm 51, Daniel 9, and Nehemiah 9. Each week we tried to make sense of the context as well as the actual prayer of confession.
When you turn to God after a tragedy so crushing, what do you say? Here are six suggestions of things to pray after Sutherland Springs (or after the next mass shooting).