Praying for UNCC
In times of great tragedy, it’s easy to become paralyzed. We want to move and act, but we don’t always know what is helpful to the hurting. As our greater Charlotte community grieves the loss of two of our students, we cry out for God to comfort the afflicted and be near to the broken-hearted. Practically, we pray.
- Pray for Cliff Wright. A number of his leaders with Young Life are students at UNCC.
- Pray for Ryan
Gloerand Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Ryan is a friend who ministers on the campus of UNCC with FCA.
- Pray for students forever impacted by this tragedy that the God of all peace would be merciful to them in this time of great need.
- Pray for the Christian community present on campus. Today I heard a report from those on campus that the Christian community on campus is rallying in beautiful ways.
- Pray that the Spirit, our great Comforter, would meet with those grieving and offer profound peace
. Pray for the first responders in our community. Jared Bruce is a Charlotte firefighter and was one of the first on the scene. These brave men and women selflessly risk their lives to protect those whom they’ve never met. Pray for their protection.
When tragedy strikes we pray and we listen. Too often our temptation is to explain and flex our theological muscle. A more helpful approach is to remain silent and weep. If you know students at UNCC, have friends who minister there, or are aware of families who have sons or daughters who attend, offer a listening ear. Typically what is most helpful is not our pontificating, but being prayerfully present.
“…mourn with those who mourn.”