In the latest incidence of gun violence in the U.S.A., an assailant killed six people—three children and three adults—at a private Presbyterian elementary school, Covenant School, in the Nashville area (Tennessee).

The Presbyterian Church in Canada prays for healing, comfort and safety for the families and communities devastated by this latest act of gun violence.

God, our comforter.
In the wake of violence and tragedy at Covenant School,
we mourn for those who were killed and pray that you comfort their families and friends.
We pray for all who were injured and who continue to be afraid.
For all those associated with Covenant School and the neighbourhood, we ask for your comfort, guidance and solace.
God, in your encompassing love and grace,
guide us and help us discern how we might contribute to creating a safer world for all.

The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Faris, Moderator of the 2022 General Assembly, will send a letter to Covenant School extending the church’s condolences to all who are mourning.