Franklin Graham and other major Christian leaders issued an urgent call to prayer after a gunman killed 12 people in Virginia Beach.
Police say 40-year-old DeWayne Craddock opened fire in the Virginia Beach municipal building where he had worked for the past 15 years. In addition to killing 11 city employees and one contractor, Craddock injured six other people. His exact motive, however, is yet to be determined.
In the wake of what city manager Dave Hansen calls “Virginia Beach’s darkest hour,” the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deployed to the area to offer physical and spiritual ministry. Franklin Graham, president of BGEA, urged Christians everywhere to respond with prayer:
Karen & I offer our deepest sympathies and prayers to the families of the victims of the Virginia Beach shooting. Thank you today — and always — to the great first responders & law enforcement for their swift response. https://t.co/3yLANkPFbU
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 1, 2019
— Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel) June 1, 2019
Dear Lord, we look at the devastation of what happened in Virginia Beach with such sorrow. Bring comfort to the victims’ families, friends, first responders & everyone affected. We turn to You as our hope, Jesus. In the darkest times, we know You are there. #PrayForVirginiaBeach pic.twitter.com/nA42P19GAW
— Lysa TerKeurst (@LysaTerKeurst) June 1, 2019
SOURCE: Charisma News, Jenny Rose Spaudo