Dear Father, there has been a shooting today at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, PA. Reports indicate that eight people have been killed and many others, including three police officers, have been injured. The suspect has been arrested. It has been estimated that 60-100 people were in the synagogue at the time of the shooting. The death toll may rise. Father, dozens of families are experiencing a nightmare today. They have lost a loved one, their loved one has been injured, or their loved one has been emotionally traumatized by an evil act of violence. Have mercy on the innocent victims. Pour out your compassion, grace, kindness, and goodness to them. Comfort those who grieve. Heal those who were injured in any form. Give people reasons to thank You and praise You for Your goodness. Use this act to show Your love to people who would never consider it before. Give the innocent justice. May the guilty not go unpunished. However, I ask that You also show mercy to the gunman. May he one day place his faith in Your Son for his salvation. Amen.
Dear Father, a suspect has been arrested in Florida in connection with nearly a dozen bombs that were sent to prominent Democrats around the country. Cesar Altier Sayoc, 56, is expected to face up to 48 years in prison, if convicted. Cesar has been in trouble with the law before and those who know him report that he is mentally ill. A professed “white supremacist”, Saynoc is reported to have blamed his economic hardship on illegal immigration, leading him to favor President Donald Trump’s stand on the issue. None of the bombs detonated, a fact that has led some to hypothesize that Cesar was merely a pawn in a conspiracy to change the national conversation a few weeks before the mid-term elections. Father, thank You that no one was injured in the bombings. You love everyone, both Republican and Democrat. You love their families and their loved ones. You have a purpose for the continued life of each person who received a bomb. Father, achieve Your purposes for each recipient. Draw each of them into a personal relationship with You. Transform their hearts and minds. May they become ambassadors for You. Father, have mercy on Cesar. Get him the help he needs and give him the clarity of mind to understand what Your Son has done for him and to seek spiritual healing through Him. Amen.
Dear Father, Andrew Walker, 19, committed suicide after jumping from the fourth floor of a parking garage at Texas Christian University. Andrew was due in court in December for his involvement in a fraternity hazing which led to a freshmen being hospitalized for consuming too much alcohol. The fraternity was suspended. Father, I ask for You to pour out Your mercy on the Walker family. Meet their every need. Hear their cries. Work in their grief in such a way that they become convinced of Your goodness. Father, I also ask that You will save young people from hazing this school year. Keep every intended victim of a school hazing safe and secure. Save their families from unimaginable grief. Amen.
Dear Father, over 50,000 people attended the DragCon convention in New York last month. The convention celebrates men dressing as women, exaggerating female caricatures for entertainment. The “drag queen” business formerly appealed almost exclusively to the LGBTQ community. However, due to the efforts of RuPaul’s national television show, drag queens have gone mainstream. It has been reported that many of people who attended the convention were teenagers, cheering on celebrity drag queens. Father, I ask that You move in the lives of the young people who attended that convention. Lead them to Yourself. Bring about their spiritual transformation. May they one day celebrate Jesus Christ with even greater devotion and enthusiasm. Give them wisdom and understanding as they surrender their lives to You. I also ask that You lead at least one drag queen who performed at the convention into a Damascus Road encounter with You. Give them an incredible testimony of their experience with Your amazing love and grace. May that one individual teach truths of Your Word to many. Amen.
Dear Father, I ask You to exercise Your sovereignty in the November 6 elections in New York. May the candidates of Your choice be victorious. Orchestrate the choices of voters to achieve Your purposes in New York. May whomever is elected be Your servant in public office, whether or not they are aware of it. I ask that whomever is elected will advance, by their decisions and actions, the cause of Your church. May those who are elected play a role in the spiritual revival of this state. I also ask that You show mercy, grace, compassion, and generosity to each of the individuals running for office. Meet their physical, emotional, material, and spiritual needs and may they thank You for Your goodness to them. Lead each of them to walk with You. Transform their hearts and minds. Give them a life changing encounter with You. Father, lead them to want to serve and honor You in their lives. Amen.
|US Rep District 1||Perry Gershon||Lee Zeldin||Patricia Latzman|
|US Rep District 2||Liuba Grechen Shirley||Pete King||DuWayne Gregory|
|US Rep District 3||Thomas Suozzi||Dan DeBono||Josh Sauberman|
|US Rep District 4||Kathleen Rice||Ameer Benno|
|US Rep District 6||Grace Meng||Tom Hillgardner|
|US Rep District 7||Nydia Velazquez||Jeff Kurzon|
|US Rep District 9||Yvette Clark||Lutchi Gayot||Joel Anabilah-Azumah|
|US Rep District 10||Jerrold Nadler||Naomi Levin|
|US Rep District 11||Max Rose||Dan Donovan|
|US Rep District 12||Carolyn Maloney||Eliot Rabin||Scott Hutchins|
|US Rep District 13||Adriano Espaillat||Jinnea Butler|
|US Rep District 14||Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez||Anthony Pappas||Joseph Crowley|
|US Rep District 15||Jose Serrano||Jason Gonzalez|
|US Rep District 17||Nita Lowey||Joseph Ciardullo|
|US Rep District 18||Sean Maloney||James O’Donnell|
|US Rep District 19||Antonio Delgado||John Faso||Steve Greenfield||Dal LaMagna, Diane Neal|
|US Rep District 20||Paul David Tonko||Francis Vitollo|
|US Rep District 21||Tedra Cobb||Elise Stefanik||Chris Schmidt||Steve Krieg||Lynn Kahn||Dylan Ratigan, Katie Wilson|
|US Rep District 22||Anthony Brindisi||Claudia Tenney|
|US Rep District 23||Tracy Mitrano||Thomas Reed||James Clasby, John Hertzler|
|US Rep District 24||Dana Balter||John Katko|
|US Rep District 25||Joseph Morelle||James Maxwell|
|US Rep District 26||Brian Higgins||Renee Zeno|
|US Rep District 27||Nate McMurray||Chris Collins||Larry Piegza|