Pray that their hearts may be softened and they may come to repentance.
There are those among us who pray for demons; how much more so should we pray for our fellow humanity who, bearing the likeness of God in the Incarnation, have forgotten their divine calling and have become subject to passions.
“Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
As for those who have died in recent violence against their fellow man, let us pray for their souls.
The burden they carry with them before the Throne of God Almighty is immense.
They were drunk on delusion but are now sober in despair.
Pray for the young men and women who are seduced into believing they must commit atrocities to gain favour with God.
Wounds such as these are not healed by retribution but with forgiveness.
“For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.”