Pikes Peak Park gun deaths and poverty

“The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.” –Psalms 121:7-8

Lord God, we pray for your presence and intervention in our city’s Pikes Peak Park (Census Tract 54.00), which led the state in gun deaths over the 12 years between the mass shootings at Columbine High and the Aurora theater.  We speak safety over the residents from firearms violence, and a lifting out of poverty of many of the 5,615 residents, including nearly 44% of the children.  We ask that you, Lord God, would thwart violent actions that would bring harm to innocent victims and that your presence would bring hope, healing and peace to this troubled area of city.

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