In Need of Prayer


We witnessed senseless evil last week. Innocent people were injured and killed, for no apparent reason. What do you think?


  • The truth will come out in the end
  • We may never know
  • There’s more to this story

I was reading about the mystery man behind the mayhem. No criminal record, no red flags, nothing to raise suspicion. And yet, his life struck me as dark and joyless.

I had a sudden, startling thought:

During Stephen Paddock’s 64 years of life, I wonder, did anyone ever pray for him?

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2 Responses to In Need of Prayer

  1. T says:

    I will send a comment here only because I have no idea where to get in contact with Shirlee. I see no email address to write to. Anyhow, my question is in the Proverbs 31 devotionals I have noticed at the bottom the comment now look like they are from facebook instead of the way it use to be. I miss seeing what others have to say. I have called them and left a message and emailed them to ask why and see if they can change it back to what it use to be but nodoby got back to me. I figured since you are a big commenter for it maybe you had some insight on this. I wonder if others miss the way it was too. Thanks for any help you can offer.

    • Shirlee Abbott says:

      Thank you, T, for tracking me down here. Like you, I prefered the old format for comments on Proverbs 31 devotionals. But I have no special pull with them. The best way to find out how others feel might be to leave a comment saying you liked the old format–see if others agree.

      Managing comments can be challenging, and they get hundreds of them. This may make their side of it better, I don’t know. Registering with Disqus wasn’t hard.

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