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Our hearts are broken by the horrific events that took place in Monterey Park, California. In this time of sadness, we offer this prayer:

We pray with

the people of Monterey Park and Alhambra, California,
who are mourning after the mass shooting that took place during Lunar New Year festivities;
those who are afraid, broken-hearted, and crushed in spirit by racism, hate, and violence;
the people of Half Moon Bay and Tulare County, California,
who are mourning recent mass killings in their small towns;
those who have been impacted forever because of a mass shooting;
and those whose pain and trauma reopens with each shooting reported,
knowing that you, in your passion, acknowledge the brokenness of our world,
assured that you weep with us.

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Image: Flowers are placed at the entrance to Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, Calif., Monday, January, 23, 2023. credit: © Canadian Press | The Associated Press/Jae C. Hong