A reader writes:
My wonderful state just sentenced another killer to the death penalty. This one is a disturbed young man (18 at the time he killed) who was adopted from abusive parents in the Philippines and has mental issues. He murdered an elderly man about a mile from my house. Please pray for all involved. So ugly.
Father, hear our prayer that the sentence will be overturned and your just mercy will be done through Christ our Lord. Help our country abolish this savagery and become fully Christian. Grant this man complete repentance for his sins–and us complete repentance of ours. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for us all.