On Monday, October 24th, a 19-year-old man opened fire in Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St Louis, Missouri. The gunman killed two people and wounded several others. The President of the St. Louis Board of Education made a statement, saying “The fact that it takes this level of response to stop a shooting like this because people have access to these weapons of war and can bring them into our schools can never be normal.” The attack on the St. Louis high school is at least the 67th shooting to happen on American school grounds this year, marking another devastating moment in the growing reality of gun violence against students and educators.
Father, we pray for Your mercy and comfort for all the students, teachers/faculty, and parents at this school. Father, by the blood of Jesus Christ, we also pray for the safety and protection of our children in schools all over America. Lord Jesus, we commit those in leadership into Your hands; give them wisdom to sign laws or legislations that will make our schools and community safer.