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Prayers for Manchester 

Yesterday morning, I was shocked to find out about the horrible situation in Manchester, England. At least 22 people were killed, and 59 injured in an explosion by a suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande Concert in the Manchester Arena on May 23. The terrorist organization ISIS is claiming responsibility for the act(“Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester arena attack).

Whatever the motive be for what was done, I find what happened to be disgusting. The casualties were between the ages of 8 and 50(“Manchester bombing victims: Family and friends identify those who died in attack at Ariana Grande concert.”). Take that it: an 8- year-old, whose family will no longer get to hold and see grow up.

My heart aches for all of the parents who had kids in attendance at that concert. Mothers and fathers must have been in turmoil not knowing if their children were going to be okay. If it were me in that situation and I were powerless to help my child….let’s just say if God had an answering machine it would be filled with more than a dozen messages from me asking Him to get back to me as soon as possible.

Prayers go out to the families of the people who lost their lives. These were multitudes of people gathered together to just enjoy themselves; lots of young people. One minute they’re ecstatic, and then that happy feeling is yanked away and replaced with fear and panic.

What is going to happen to the people who were fortunate to survive? Whether they were injured or not, there is still the scar left on their hearts and memories. Hopefully they can overcome this tragedy with the love and comfort of family, friends, and our Heavenly Father.  I can only pray that they not lose their way because of this cowardly act. They can use this as a reason to be strong. There are people in this world who will seek to break you by doing cruel things. The best thing you can do to counteract them is to stand strong to let them know that you are not going to live in fear.

Have a good day, and God Bless! 🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏻🙏🙏🏿🙏🏾

Sources:

Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester arena attack. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2017.

“Here’s everything we know so far about the Manchester bombing victims.” Google. Google, n.d. Web. 24 May 2017.

“Manchester bombing victims: Family and friends identify those who died in attack at Ariana Grande concert.” Google. Google, n.d. Web. 24 May 2017.

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

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