Because Pastors Prayed

"After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. All the believers were one in heart and mind." Acts 4:31-32

One part of the Columbine story hasn't been widely told. What happened before the shootings at the high school in Littleton, Colorado?

We know what happened afterward. The carnage, the crosses, the testimony, the conversions to Christ, the dramatic rise in church attendance in the region. But what happened before? One pastor said, simply, "We prayed."

The unity among the churches after the crisis was remarkable. Pastors from all denominations came together to minister, and attenders of all kinds of churches embraced to comfort a grieving city.

In the months after 15 people were slain, the churches together sought guidance from ministers in other communities where violence had shaken schools and taken lives. The churches offered counseling for victims and families. The pastors helped each ...

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