In the face of senseless tragedy, let’s resist hate. Let’s pray. Intercede for those who suffer and grieve (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Pray for them as if they were your own sisters and brothers, because they are. Ask the Spirit to help you pray and to pray through you (Romans 8:26). (Dr. Jim Denison | February 15, 2018)
And, although it’s not a popular view, also pray for the shooter. The Bible tells us to love and pray for our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48). If God can change the heart of a murder like King David, and a persecutor like Paul then God can change this boys heart. He must live with the consequences of His actions, just like King David (whose family became a mess that affected all of Israel) and Paul (who suffered repeatedly for Christ so that he understood what he put his Christian brothers and sisters through) had to, but these two men did more for the cause of Christ than most.