I found this prayer for Charleston, at Dougwils.com and share it with those of you interested.
I have been inspired by the statements of the loved ones of the victims, and the call for peace by others, which is why I posted the short video of heroic proportion.
I hope that our nation's next leadership will put a stop to the race-baiting propaganda that has done much more damage to us than we know, via their self-serving lies, made to further their own agenda, stirring up hate, and counter-reactionary hate, strengthening both "us" and "them" against one another, while they capitalize on the pain and loss of deception.
The victims' loved ones stood up against the race-baiting, and offered personal forgiveness to the shooter. The written standards they hold to tell us that this shooter has forfeited his right to his own life and has taken from family that which cannot be restored in this life, but in spite of this, they offered personal forgiveness and must now struggle to not hate he who brought hatred to a place of peace.
For those readers here who consider themselves to be people of faith, you may enter into this prayer, if you so wish.
For readers outside of faith, this may help you understand what others hold to, especially at a time like this, where madness, insanity, and lies appear to rule.
It is good and wise to understand the ideology of others, and is essential in analysis, which is what brought you to this blog.
It is a dark day, and those who have lost loved ones, there will be many dark days to come. Let us hope that the mouths of the politicians who seek to capitalize on evil may be quiet, at least for today, and let these hurting people alone with their broken hearts, so that they may seek Divine comfort.
In the household of covenantal faith, these cut down by hatred were our brothers and sisters; all of one Father.