Pray for the families in Dayton and El Paso. Father God, You are the great healer. We are appalled by the evil we have witnessed and the hurt it causes. Holy Spirit, surround all in your peace; heal this broken world and our broken hearts as only you can. In Jesus name, Amen. pic.twitter.com/fxPfTkbLp4
Less than 24 hours. That was all it took for America to witness another mass shooting. Less than 24 hours for our nation to lose 29 lives. Less than 24 hours for two communities to be shattered. My heart goes out to El Paso & Dayton. This must end. We must implement action!
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Some said they had connections to Dayton, whether they grew up in the city or had family there.
I am truly disheartened by the violence we as a nation are currently embroiled in. Dayton, Ohio is my hometown, the place where I spent all of my formative years. To see evil visit so close to my heart gives me genuine concern for our survival.
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