We at SGN Scoops were horrified and saddened to hear of the shootings at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, last evening. Most of us have at one time or another been a part of an intimate prayer meeting, calling out to God to hear and heal His people. To have that reverence disrupted by violence and gunfire from one taking part in the meeting is something out of a nightmare or a news clip from another place.
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy. We pray that this church will find healing and comfort in the arms of a loving Savior who also weeps along with the hurting. We also pray for a community who once again is in the grips of racial tension. America is in need of prayers by strong, committed Christians who are willing to look beyond colour and creed to lift all their brothers and sisters to the Lord. America needs healing.
“If My People, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)