Tuesday, May 17

Today, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are traveling to Buffalo, New York, to grieve with and console the families and community where a mass shooting occurred at a grocery store on Saturday.

The president stated in the aftermath, “We grieve for the families of ten people whose lives were senselessly taken and everyone who is suffering the physical and emotional wounds of this horrific shooting. We are grateful for the bravery of members of law enforcement and other first responders who took immediate action to try to protect and save lives. The First Lady and I are praying for the victims and their families, and hearts all across this country are with the people of Buffalo.“

The president continued, “We still need to learn more about the motivation for today’s shooting as law enforcement does its work, but we don’t need anything else to state a clear moral truth: A racially motivated hate crime is abhorrent to the very fabric of this nation. Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act perpetrated in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology, is antithetical to everything we stand for in America. Hate must have no safe harbor. We must do everything in our power to end hate-fueled domestic terrorism.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to console the families and neighbors of those who lost loved ones in the shooting this past weekend.
  • For wisdom for the president and first lady as they offer their condolences.
  • For discernment for federal, state, and local leaders as they respond to acts of violence.

Back to top