John 14:16-17 - "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you."
John 16:7 - "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you."
Dear God, thank You for giving me Your Holy Spirit as a helper in this life. Right now I ask for guidance and direction as I contemplate what the next couple of weeks will hold for me due to surgery and recent events. I also ask You to help every autistic and their families as we go through turmoil with hatred again due to another mass killing that has set some people off. I ask for You to heal the families of the victims and the heroes. I ask for You to intervene with the he lawmakers who have the power to change things in a positive light but have refused to do anything so far. I ask You to show people the error of their logic. God, if someone is placing more faith in a gun than in You, they have created an idol in that gun. Would I say I am a Christian if I was in that situation? Yes. Wholeheartedly and unashamed, I would say I am a Christian. I would pray for Your will to be done. No matter what. Would I be scared? Sure. But I will not deny You. Thank You for comfort, for rest, for wisdom, for love, for grace, for mercy, for hope, for peace, and for justice. In Jesus' Name, Amen!