I just received the following prayer request by email. Let us all join in prayer for this community.
"I'm sure you've heard of the tragedy in Crandon, WI. You can't help but hear about it if you listen/read anything from the news. I live in Crandon. And I live a block away from where the shootings took place. I can see the house when I look out my front door and I heard the gun shots. I can't tell you how it feels to know you heard the shots that killed people. I knew Tyler (the police officer who did the killing) and I knew the students who were killed. You can't live in a town of less then 2,000 people and not know people's faces.
I'm writing you because you have a good amount of people who read your blog and I'm asking that you keep our community in prayer. It's a dark county where we live (it's been a dark county for a long time, not just now). Satan has a strong grip on this area (in fact, satanic worship is quite "high" in the area) and while those of us believers here pray for God's intervention, we need the help of others. Especially now. If I may ask, please pray for the families left behind. They have to see each other and I pray that anger, bitterness and hatred are not turned toward each other (esp. towrds the Peterson family, who is the family of the police officer). And pray for the other officers involved. I can't imagine what it must feel like to work with someone, trust them, and then have to hunt them down and be forced to kill them. I'm sure the officers didn't want to imagine it, either.
It will take time for this all to heal. Please use the best weapon you have and pray for us all."