Jesus, we are seeing an increase of malicious violent acts in our society, and it is terrifying. It’s tempting to label the people, who commit these horrific acts as being monsters.
But Lord, You are the Father of forgiveness, and You are the father of us all. No matter how hardened these people’s hearts are by sin, we know they are your beloved children, and You have beautiful plans for their redemption.
You know the poor choices they have made, and You also know wounds that have festered to make way to this temptation to murderous rage and hatred. You know all the wrongs that have been committed against them, which have steered them down this dark path that most of us can’t begin to fathom. You know the evil influences, which are shaping their mindsets in horrific ways.
You are the father of compassion and mercy, and we love You. So today, in Your name, we pray for healing of the hardened hearts of those, who are capable of perpetuating acts of violence on innocent people.
Shield them from dark influences.
Dissolve the hatred in their hearts with Your love.
Give them the grace of true repentance deep in their hearts, and start them back on the path toward Your truth and light.
Fill their minds with an insight of Your goodness that will redirect the course of their lives in a dramatic fashion.
Inspire them to seek the professional help they need, and give them the courage to stick with an effective program of rehabilitation.
Provide their professionals with the guidance and insights they need to reshape their personalities.
Surround them with people, who truly love them and can support them on their path to healing.
Illuminate their minds with more positive influences, to replace the voices of temptation.
Lord, You are the King of hope, mercy and miracles. In all of Your creativity and miraculous ways we can’t imagine, prevent those, who are tempted to violence from ever doing harm to anyone, and heal their hearts to come back to You as Your beloved children of the light.
In Jesus name, we pray.
Do you have a loved one, who has committed a violent act or who you think is capable of such a thing? Please take courage to report suspicious activity to the authorities. And share your story in the comments, so we can lift your entire family in our prayers.
Isiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
Ezekiel 36:26-27 6″Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27″I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.…
Prayer for peace (after yet another shooting)
Prayer for lives shattered by violence