A Prayer for Virginia Tech

As a "spokie" (a spouse of a Hokie), I am deeply saddened by the recent events on the Tech campus. But from what I have learned about "Hokie Nation," there is much love and resolve to move forward and continue to remind people of what the University represents: Ut Prosim (that I may serve). Here is a prayer I read today at a 97th district community gathering: Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding: Deal graciously with the students, faculty, administration, alumni and friends of Virginia Tech in their grief.

Surround them with your love, that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen