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We greet you in gratitude today. Always we pray together.

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Below are the requests we've received for our prayer this week. We entrust you to include them in your own prayer.  

Please Pray for:

Amanda and her son—Living in the chaos of her addictions

Andy—Struggling in prison

Ann—Recovering from surgery

Anne—Metastacized cancer

Anne—Living with M.S.

April—Anticipating surgery for ovarian cysts

Bill—Health issues

Bob—Lonely and grieving his wife's death

Bob—Aging-related health issues

Butch—In nursing care

Congregations in our diocese in discernment for a holy way forward and/or for new clergy leaders: St. Luke's, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; St. Mark's, Moscow, Idaho; St. Matthew's/San Mateo, Prosser, Wash.; Holy Trinity, Sunnyside, Wash.; St. Paul's, Walla Walla, Wash.; and St. Timothy's/San Timoteo, Yakima, Wash.

Cynthia—Breast cancer

An end to the epidemic of gun violence in this nation, which puts ownership of military style semi-automatic weapons, and easy access to other firearms as a higher priority than the lives of children and humans of all ages

An equitable tax system in the U.S. that will grow and strengthen the middle class, that all may share in opportunities for adequate and affordable education, health care, and old age

Faye

George—Living with mental illness

Hannah—Perinatal fetal demise

Harry—Bone cancer; and his daughter Barb who cares for him

Healing of the divides in this nation, especially around race, class, and gender—through repentance and amends by those who hold privilege—and through a renewed commitment by the President, Congress, the Supreme Court, and all in power to "strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being" 

Jasper—Hospitalized with paranoid schizophrenia; and his mother Nancy

Heidi Johnson—In Hospice care with cancer; her husband Charlie and their five children

Kathy Johnson—Living with early onset Alzheimer's; and her family

Jeff—Living with alcoholism

Jim—Living with Leukemia

Kaitlyn—Living with chronic lung disease

Katie—And husband Brent, living with Katie's metastatic cancer

Kay—Living with alcoholism 

Sharon Kehoe—Living with stage 4 lung cancer

Kris—Living with ME/CFS

Kristen's sons—Living in chaos

Dianne Lowe—Living with Parkinson's disease 

Holly Luck—Preparing to die from lung cancer that has metastasized to her brain

Marcie—Injured foot that is not healing

Jim Mayberry—Living with bone cancer; and daughter Jane, caring for him

Our nation, as it normalizes a narrative of fear, greed, hatred, and meanness instead of the story of hope, common good, love, and kindness among all its peoples, which could make it great

Our nation, which denies its own systemic racism, white privilege, and unjust structures and, in defiance of a Gospel of love, inclusion, and community, withholds justice and opportunity from African-American people, First Nations people, and other people of color

The Palestinians, especially those in Gaza and the West Bank

The people of Chad, especially in the region of Lake Chad which has diminished by 95% and no longer provides livelihood to its peoples; and the people's daily struggle under threat from Boko Haram, with little or no protection from its ineffectual and corrupt government

The people of Indonesia suffering after an earthquake and tsunami—and the more than 1683 killed (toll is rising by the hour with more than 5000 still missing)

The people of Syria. Always we pray especially for the most vulnerable there: the elderly, children, and women—struggling to make a life under tyranny and during war. More than a generation of Syrians has been deprived of education because of the catastrophe

The people of Sudan, especially the women and children, suffering ongoing violence, drought, and famine

Elizabeth Pluhta

Postulants and candidates for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Spokane: Nathan Empsall, Shanna Hawks, Lucas Kulhanek-Arenas, John MacDonald, and Dave Walker

The President of the U.S., his Cabinet, advisors, and staff, and our Congress and Supreme Court, that their hearts may be turned to serve the common good, especially toward "the least of these" among us, to foster justice and equity, and to use their prerogatives and power to protect and sustain our planet and its peoples

Refugees and forced migrants 

The Rohingya people of Myanmar and Bangladesh, including those who have resettled in Spokane, Washington

Rose—Living with a rare untreatable cancer

Seamus—A child with mental illness

Sensible gun laws

Terry—Cancer; in Hospice care

Those facing danger and oppression

  • Archbishops Paul Yazigi and John Ibrahim, Syria, abducted in 2013, fate unknown
  • Christians persecuted in Sudan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, India and Pakistan
  • Muslims persecuted in India, Israel, Myanmar, Europe, and the USA
  • All women and girls of the world
  • LGBTQ persons and trans people, especially youth 
  • Victims of human trafficking, slave trade, and sexual exploitation
  • Those who suffer abuse or violence at the hands of someone they love and/or trust

Those in Christian discernment, exploring their faith, lives and ministries, including: Beth, Colin, Pat, Rachel, Scott, and Wayne

Those affected by Hurricane Michael and the season's other hurricanes

Those who suffer the demons of despair, fear, hatred, and hopelessness

Those working 12-step programs and in other ways engaging recovery

Tom—Lewy Body Dementia

Tommy—Not yet two years old. Born with leukemia; went into remission after treatment, had a bone marrow transplant, and now his leukemia has returned

Victims of abuse at the the hands of partners or family members, or others they love/truest (October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

Helen Wootton—The long road of grief

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And in Thanksgiving for:

"Bet Shabbat"

Caregivers

Community

Critical thinking—May it be nurtured in all

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

First responders and all emergency services workers who walk into the path of the hurricane as others are evacuating

Godly resistance

Living authentically

Mother Nature/Mother Earth

Reporters of fact-based journalism

Sabbath

Seventh Day Adventist Church, Moscow, Idaho

The Sisters, Oblates, staff, and friends of the Monastery of St. Gertrude (Cottonwood, Idaho—Roman Catholic)

The Sisters, Oblates, staff, and friends of the Convent of St. Mary (Sewanee, Tennessee—Episcopal)

This beautiful, dangerous, messy world

Those who teach and work toward restorative justice, non-violence, and reconciliation

Volunteers

Bill and Linda Wharton

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And those who have died. May their lives be for blessing. May friends and angels lead them into the Light; and may God comfort those who mourn:

Those who died as a result of Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence

Kim Phelan (d. September 28) and her husband David

The four people killed and three injured in a mass shooting in a warehouse in Aberdeen, Maryland, September 20.

Those killed by gun violence in our country in 2018: 11,598 children, women, and men; and 22,656 people injured (as reported through October 16) 

Women and children killed by guns, by male family members, domestic partners or ex's in the past 30 days. Children killed accidentally, negligently, or recklessly by guns. Go here to read our Bishop's statement on domestic violence.

  • October 15. Valoria Taylor, 89, was shot and killed by her great-grandson (aged 19). He also shot and injured his great-aunt. He was arrested by police after an  hours-long standoff in his great-grandmother's home
  • October 15. Gloria Navarro, 69, was shot and killed in Stockton, California. The apparent shooter has been arrested
  • October 15. Bo Li, 14, Meigan Lin, 14, Lia Lin, 15 and Kaileigh Lin, 17, were shot and killed by their adoptive mother, Cynthia Collier, 55, in Columbia, Tennessee. She then shot and killed herself. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 15. Alicia Restrepo, 24, was found in a car, shot and killed in Dorchester, Massachusetts. (Name from Gun Violence Archive.) The Investigation is ongoing
  • October 15.  Jayme Closs, 13, was abducted from her home and her parents shot and killed in Barron, Wisconsin. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 14. Susan Nash, 52, and her daughter Dejona’e Nash, 20, were shot and killed in a parking lot on West Lake Mead Boulevard in Las Vegas. Susan Nash's son was also killed. Police are searching for the male suspect. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 14. Tiffany Tomerlin, 36, was shot and killed by her boyfriend after he broke into her home as she was talking to her mother on the phone. He then shot and killed himself. 
  • October 14. Spc. Brittney Niecol Silvers was shot and killed by her estranged husband at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was arrested. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 13. A Iyonna Hodo,27, was shot multiple times and killed by her boyfriend, in front of her 9-year-old son, at the Rainwood Apartments in Lake Morrow, Georgia. The suspect left the scene, returned, and shot her body several more times. He was arrested at his ex-girlfriend's apartment
  • October 12. A woman, 18, was shot and killed by her boyfriend on Southtown St., Houston, Texas. He is in custody
  • October 12. Maryanne McCarty, 41, was shot and killed in a parking lot on Sleater-Kinney Rd. in Lacey, Washington. He then shot and killed himself. She had a protective order against him
  • October 11. Fransua "Frankie" Guzman, 30, mother of four children, was shot and killed on Walnut Avenue in Waterbury, Connecticut. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 11. Janice Crawford, 34, was shot and killed in San Antonio, Texas, when she was struck in her house by gunfire from a passing car that targeted her son and another teenage boy in the driveway. A suspect turned himself in and has been arrested
  • October 11. James Springer, 12, a sixth-grader, was shot and killed when gunfire erupted near his home in Syracuse, New York. He ran into a convenience store, was taken to a hospital and died about five hour later. He was not the intended target. A man has been arrested and charged
  • October 10. Tierra East, 29, was killed in a drive-by shooting as she stood with family members in the parking lot of a Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland, Ohio. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 10. A woman was found dead from gunshot on the lawn of a home on Beardsley Drive in West Sacramento, California. The shooter was arrested on the scene. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 10. A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed in a condominium on S. Reilly Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A man who said the shooting was accidental has turned himself into police. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 10. Antane Lopez, 28 was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in Rochester, New York. He also shot and wounded his son, and a man who was with his ex-girlfriend. During a police chase, the shooter was shot and killed. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 10. Paris Bradley, 14, was tortured, shot multiple times, and killed. Her body was found in East Cleveland, Ohio, with her father's body in a burning car, rented by her father. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 9. My’Leena Ra’Gine Colvin, 20, was shot multiple times and killed in her apartment on Peyton Lane in St. Louis. The case is under investigation
  • October 9. A woman was shot and killed in the parking lot of a grocery store in Point Loma (San Diego) California. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 9. Courtney Jackson, 42, was shot and killed by her husband on Mount Wilson Place in Falcon, Colorado. He has been arrested
  • October 9. Andrea Myers, 20, was shot and killed in a car in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Police say she was an "unintended target" of a "social media beef." 
  • October 9. Zaniyah Burns, 7, was shot and killed when her home on West Austin Avenue was riddled with bullets, which police believe were intended for her 25-year-old uncle. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 8. Cathy Kramarcik was shot and killed by her husband at their home in Sanford, Florida. He shot and killed himself too. She'd reported to co-workers that they were having problems
  • October 8. Jwan Porter, 20, was shot and killed in her home in Columbus, Ohio. Police are investigation the possibility that this was an accidental shooting. A man has been arrested
  • October 8. Kathy Jordan and her husband were shot and killed by their son in Ratcliff, Arkansas. He was arrested two days later in Oklahoma
  • October 8. A 5-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by her 7-year-old brother after he found a loaded gun in his grandfather's nightstand in Highland Springs, Virginia
  • October 7. Margaret Loudermilk Ansley, 34, was shot and killed by her father-in-law in the front yard of a home in Cornelia, Georgia. He also shot and killed himself
  • October 7. Sade Sanchez, 24, the mother of two, was shot multiple times and killed by her ex-boyfriend in Brooklyn, New York, while walking with her mother in Bushwick. He ran from the scene but later turned himself in to police
  • October 7. Maria Barton, 33, was found shot and killed in a car in the parking lot of Woodlake apartments near the airport in Memphis, Tennessee. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 7. A woman whom neighbors knew as "Linda" was killed when, according to witnesses, a man ran up behind her and shot her at least two times in the back on a sidewalk in the Trinity Gardens area of Houston, Texas. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 7. Angenette Hollins, 34, a registered nurse, was shot and killed in Kansas City, Missouri. Police have taken into custody her longtime boyfriend, the father of her child. He is also charged with killing his brother-in-law and his cousin, and wounding two other people, including a 4-year-old child. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 7. Jakiyah Wrightsil, 16, was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas, as a group of teenagers and young adults played with a gun during a party. A man has been arrested and charge with manslaughter
  • October 7. Tamara Agnew, 40, was shot and killed by her daughter's boyfriend in South Bend, Indiana. The child of the daughter and the boyfriend was present during the shooting. There is a warrant for the shooter's arrest. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 7. Julene Isaacson, 61, was shot and killed by a 64-year-old man, in a home in Morrison, Colorado, where both of them lived. The man was taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.
  • October 6. Ashley Stevens, 34, was shot and killed by her estranged husband in the parking lot of her apartment building in Jacksonville, Florida. He was arrested by police
  • October 6. Jasmine McKinnon, 28, was shot and killed in Chester, Pennsylvania. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 6. Delana Humphrey, 34, was killed in her yard on Bunker Hill Road in New Orleans when two men walked up to her and shot her. The Investigation is ongoing
  • October 6. Ivonne Janczak, 57, was shot and killed in her home in Conroe, Texas. Her husband was also found shot and killed. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 6. A 5-year-old child was shot and killed in a home in Carnesville, Georgia. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 6. Sandra Jackson, 59, was shot and killed by her husband in Pamona, California. He also shot and killed himself
  • October 6. Naisha McMillian, 24, was shot and killed in Durham, North Carolina, by a male "acquaintance." He was charged with the murder and turned himself in
  • October 6. Robin L. Chinault, 69, was shot and killed in Evington, Virginia, by the boyfriend of a friend she was trying to help move out of his home. Her husband was also shot and killed and the male shooter was shot and injured. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 6. A 2-year-old boy was shot and killed in what police call a gang-fight that spilled into the street in Chicago, Illinois. It does not appear that he was the target. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 6. Kristin Florio-Gile, 32, mother of six children, was shot and killed in her car near East Patriot Road in Derby, Kansas, by her estranged husband. She had sought emergency protection because of ongoing abuse. He shot and killed himself
  • October 5. Sabrina Moreno, 21, was shot and killed, possibly by an ex-boyfriend, as she walked down the street with her current boyfriend in Brooklyn, New York. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 5. Fely Banaban Ramirez, 67,was shot and killed on East Joel Street in Carson, California. Police arrested and then released her husband, a "person of interest," citing lack of probable cause. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 5. Makayla A. Brooks, 17 was shot and killed in Kansas City (Raytown) Missouri. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 5. Rhonda Laws, 51, was shot and killed by her husband in her home in Wingo, Kentucky.  He also shot and killed himself
  • October 5. Kaylen Thomas, 16, was shot and killed in McLoud, Oklahoma. Two teenagers, a boy and a girl, have been arrested. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 5. A 3-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed herself after she found a loaded gun in her home on Clovernook Avenue in Cincinnati (Mount Healthy) Ohio
  • October 4. A 13-year-old boy and a woman were shot and injured by a man in a home on Ash Field Dr. in west San Antonio,Texas. He then shot and killed himself
  • October 4. A woman was shot and injured in a home on Okey L. Patteson Road in Scarbro, West Virginia. Law enforcement responded to a report of a domestic dispute. They found a man holding a woman hostage in the home. As they tried to negotiate with the man, the woman was shot and injured and the man was shot and killed. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 4. Freda Williams, 41, was found shot and killed in Helena, Arkansas. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 4. A woman in her sixties, was found shot and killed in a residence on Louisiana St., in St. Louis, Missouri. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 3. Magaly Benitez, 62,was shot by her boyfriend at a strip mall in Miami (Doral) Florida; she died later in hospital. He also shot and killed himself 
  • October 3. Delores Lambert was shot by her husband at their home  in Columbus, Ohio. He barricaded himself in the house and after an exchange of gunfire with police was found shot and killed. The woman is in stable condition in a hospital. The man had a history of domestic violence
  • October 2. Brittany Smith, 23, was shot and killed by a man at a Red Roof Inn in Houston. He then shot and killed himself. Police were first alerted by someone who was on Facetime with the man. The woman's 4-year-old son ran to the front desk to report that his mother had been shot
  • October 2. Lashonda Childs, 17, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, in Dayton, Ohio. She had an Order of Protection against him. He was arrested
  • October 2. Jimmie "Faye" Spruell, 80, was shot and killed by her grand-daughter's boyfriend at a home in Mableton, Georgia. He then took his girlfriend, Jessica Adams, 24, and her child hostage. He was killed as police safely rescued them. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 1. Janie M. Davis, 73, was shot and killed by her husband in their home in Cleveland, Oklahoma. He then shot and killed himself. (Name from Gun Violence Archive.)
  • October 1. Linda Miller, 66, was shot and killed by her husband, in their home in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then shot and killed himself
  • October 1. Misty Dawn Blevins, 30, was shot and killed in her home by her boyfriend in Stuart, Virginia. He then shot and killed himself
  • October 1. Darlene Danielle Martinez, 34, was shot and killed on the street on Kerr Avenue in Modesto, California. The investigation is ongoing
  • October 1. Karen Groves, 58, was found shot and killed in Indianapolis. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 30. Jasima McKinney, 29, was shot and injured by her boyfriend in St. Petersburg, Florida. He then shot and killed himself
  • September 30. Dana Hodges, 50, was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend as she left  church in Louisville, Kentucky. He then shot and wounded himself.She had filed for a protective order against him because of his ongoing violence
  • September 30. Christina Richardson, 37, the mother of three children, was shot multiple times and killed in St. Louis. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 30. Tyesha Seals, 19, was shot through a door and killed in St. Louis as she tried to hold the door closed to keep the shooter out. A man has been arrested for her murder. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 30. Michelle Benvenuti, 45, was shot and killed by her former husband in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He then shot and killed himself. They had joint custody of their 7-year-old son who was in the home at the time of the shooting
  • September 30. A woman was shot and killed by her husband in Caldwell, Idaho. He said it was an accident. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 30. Angela Marie McDuffie, 24, was shot and killed in what police are calling "domestic violence" in West Palm Beach, Florida. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 30. A girl, under the age of 11, was shot and killed and two others were wounded in a drive-by shooting on S. 3rd St. in Memphis, Tennessee. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 30, A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed and another juvenile and two adults were wounded in a drive-by shooting on North Long Beach Boulevard in Compton, California. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 29. Bonnie Jean Dibble, 53, was shot and killed by her boyfriend in her home in Spencerville, Maryland. He then shot and killed himself
  • September 29. Ruby Steplight, 83, was shot and killed, apparently caught in crossfire in a shootout between two groups in Orlando, Florida
  • September 29. A 34-year-old woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend in her townhouse on Webb Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. He also shot and killed himself
  • September 28. Karen Sutton, 73, was shot and killed by her husband in their home on Preservation Green Court in Sun City Center, Florida. He then shot and killed himself
  • September 27. A boy, 2, accidentally shot himself in the neck with a loaded 40-caliber handgun he found on the nightstand of a relative's home he was visiting with his family in Rusk, Texas. He died
  • September 27. Kendra Jones was kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend, in Houston Texas, who took her to his apartment. He FaceTimed to a relative showing her with a gun to her head. The relative called police. When police arrived at the apartment on Winrock Blvd. and forced entry, he shot the woman five times; she is wounded. Police shot and killed the man
  • September 27. Tia Mae Randall, 27, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in Wyoming, Michigan. He fled and was taken into custody by police
  • September 26. Gwen Anderson, 29, a mother of two, was shot nine times in the head and chest and killed by a man whose advances she'd rebuffed. This happened in her workplace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He shot and wounded himself and was taken into custody
  • September 26. Keleshia Nash, 22, was found shot and injured at her apartment in Littleton, Colorado. She died two days later. Her boyfriend has been arrested and charged with her murder
  • September 25. Aide Fink, 50, was shot and killed in her home by her estranged husband in Flower Mound, (Dallas/Fort Worth) Texas. The shooting occurred when their 7-, 11-, and 16-year-old children were in the home. He was arrested.
  • September 25. Shavon Willis, 30, was found shot multiple times and killed in a home in Cleveland, Ohio. Her 10-year-old stepson was present and physically uninjured. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 25. Katheryn Locker, 76, a retired teacher, was shot and killed by her husband, a retired FBI agent, in Austin, Texas. He also shot and killed himself
  • September 25. A woman was shot and killed at a gas station on Coors Avenue in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 25. Brandie Sherelle Angel, 27, was found shot and killed in a car in Asheville, North Carolina. A man next to her also was shot and wounded. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 25. Melissa Little, 50, was shot and killed by her husband in their room the Shepherd's Beach Resort Hotel in Clearwater, Florida. He also shot and killed himself
  • September 24. Sara Hill, 14, was shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy, at his home in Angier, North Carolina. He also shot and killed himself. News reports have said they were boyfriend/girlfriend, but her family says he was a troubled boy whom their daughter was just trying to help. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 24. Roberta Martin, 60, was shot and killed by her daughter's ex-boyfriend, in a home on Kensington Avenue, in Detroit, Michigan. The daughter had sought a protection order against him. He also shot and injured her daughter and the daughter's new boyfriend. Two children were at home at the time. There is a warrant for his arrest
  • September 24. Kristal Byrd, 38, mother of two children, was shot and killed in a car in St. Louis, Missouri. A man next to her in the car was also shot and killed. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 24. A 3-year-old child accidentally shot and killed himself in Warrenville, South Carolina. The case is under investigation
  • September 24. Shana Warner, 48, called police to report her estranged husband was following her car with an intent to harm her. When police responded they found her shot and critically wounded in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She died in hospital. He fled and was arrested two days later in a stolen truck
  • September 24. Samantha Keithley, 33, was shot and killed by her husband, a deputy sheriff, in their home in Land O' Lakes, Florida. He also shot and killed himself. They had a blended family of four children, two in common and one each by earlier relationships. The children were ages 14 and under; they were at home when the shootings occurred. The eldest ran for help after hearing an argument and and a gunshot
  • September 24. Patricia Harwood, 60, was shot and killed in her home by her husband in San Antonio, Texas.  She had told him recently that she wanted to divorce. His sister was in the home, and in her presence, standing over his wife's body, he shot and killed himself
  • September 23. Debra Maxfield, 63, was shot and killed in Los Angeles at 82nd and Vermont on a sidewalk. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 23. In Altamont, Tennessee, Nicole Powell, 32, was shot and killed by her husband, who also shot and wounded another man. Nicole's father shot and wounded her husband, and he shot and wounded her father
  • September 23. Sylvana Bennett, 35, and Andrea Barberena-Rojas, 16, were shot and killed by their husband/step-father in Bradenton, Florida. He then shot and killed himself. Their two-year old daughter was in the home, as was the shooter's mother, who heard the shoots and found the bodies
  • September 23. Cynthia Cason, 62, was shot and killed by her husband in Thomson, Georgia. He also shot and killed himself
  • September 22. A woman, 93, was shot and killed by her son-in-law in Erwin, Tennessee. He also shot and killed himself
  • September 22. Brennan Esau, 5, accidentally shot and killed himself when he found a loaded gun in his home in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • September 22. Precious Jones, 44, was found shot multiple times and killed in her home in Centralia, Illinois. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 22. Keriann Beach, 25, was found shot and killed by her boyfriend in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He also shot and killed himself
  • September 21. Tia Kelly, 41, was found shot and killed in Huntsville, Alabama. Her boyfriend is under arrest for the murder
  • September 21. Margie M. Cloyd, 49, was found shot and killed in her home in Loami, Illinois. A man with whom she was in dating relationship was found shot and wounded in the home. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 21. Shelby Hunn, 13, and Harrison Hunn, 15, were shot and killed in their beds by their father in Zionsville, Indiana. He then shot and killed himself
  • September 21. Mary Terry, 79, was shot and killed in the parking lot of their retirement community by her husband in Catonsville, Maryland. He then shot and killed himself
  • September 21. Regan Smith, 31, was shot and killed in her apartment by her ex-husband on 77th St., in Corona (Queens), New York. He also shot and wounded her boyfriend, and shot and killed himself
  • September 20. A woman whose name has not been released, was shot and killed in Brighton, Colorado. He also shot and killed himself
  • September 20. An 8-year-old girl was shot multiple times and killed and her 11-year-old sister wounded by their mother in Gerrardstown, West Virginia. Their mother was arrested
  • September 20. Courtney Marie Brown, 24, was shot and killed by her husband in their home in New Haven, Indiana. He was arrested
  • September 20. Nicole Barker, 42, was shot and killed by her longtime partner in Henderson, Nevada. He then shot and killed himself. They had children together
  • September 20. Selina Roswell, 35, and her two children, Arias, 15, and Avi, 5, were shot and killed by their husband/father in their home on Paradise Garden Drive in Henderson Nevada. He then shot and killed himself
  • September 19. Jenni Chesney, 47, was shot and killed in Charleston, West Virginia. A man and a dog in the apartment were also killed. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 19. Crystal Dowdell, 39, was shot and wounded by her husband in court in Masontown, Pennsylvania. He had a history of violence against her and she was in court to drop DV charges against him. He also shot and wounded three other people and then shot and killed himself
  • September 19. Mary Clines, 46, was shot and killed in her home by her husband, in Jefferson City, Missouri. He then shot and killed himself
  • September 19. Nancy Rogel and her husband, both in their 80s, were shot and killed by their son, who also shot at his ex-wife, and shot and killed himself in West Chester Pennsylvania. His divorce had just been finalized
  • September 19. Marshawna Williams, 16, was shot and killed in Rockford, Illinois. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 19. Amarah S’re Alexandra Riley, 22, was shot and killed while driving on Rainier Avenue in Skyway (Seattle) Washington. The investigation is ongoing
  • September 19. Gabriela Reyes Dominguez, 51, was shot and killed at work by a stray bullet from a gang shoot-out outside, in Burien (Seattle) Washington
  • September 18. Princess Icess Fuller, 17, and a 20-year-old man she was dating were shot and killed in an apartment in Greer, South Carolina. The shooter then shot and killed himself at another location after setting the apartment on fire
  • September 18. Sherry Head, 50, was shot and killed by her husband/partner in their home in Radcliff, Kentucky. He then shot and killed himself
  • September 18. Peggy J. Burks, 73, and Debra K. Floyd, 58, were shot and killed by Burks' husband in Solsberry, Indiana. Floyd was her caregiver. He then shot and killed himself

Law enforcement officers who were killed by others in the line of duty in the past 30 days. We pray for their families and friends:

  • October 3. Police Officer Terrence Carraway, Florence (South Carolina) Police Department (Gunfire)
  • September 29. Patrolman James White, 35, Brookhaven (Mississippi) Police Department (Gunfire)
  • September 29. Corporal Zach Moak, 27, Brookhaven (Mississippi) Police Department (Gunfire)

U.S. military service members killed in action in the past 30 days. 

Those who die at their own hand—including a reported 22 military veterans every day in our country

        [Photo credit: David Whyte]

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.