Suicides, murders, fatal accidents, infant deaths, cancers and disease, political scandal and hurt, school shootings . . . . it seems as if the list is never ending and the accompanying pain and tragedy certainly is.

It’s been an overwhelming 2018 so far, and I want to encourage all of us to “Just Pray.” I’m not suggesting we don’t act or seek remedies to the awful things occurring in our community and nation. But in the midst of such heartache and pain, let “Prayer” be where we turn first, not when we get around to it.

Pray for victims, pray for families, pray for spouses, children, moms and dads caught up in unspeakable circumstances. Pray for our neighbors, our community and our nation. #justpray