"From majestic cathedrals in New York to the quiet woods of North Kitsap, all Americans were asked to stop and pray on Friday. Not in our memory has our nation been so united in a need to ask for guidance, comfort, and understanding as we have been this week. We pray, we fly flags and we prepare for the unknown. Our military friends and neighbors are already on alert or at sea to protect us. Our county agencies are guarding against acts of violence from occurring here. Our mental health and counseling organizations are assisting people in pain. The most difficult part is the uncertainty about what will come next. We are all troubled by the unknowable future that lies before us. We are certain only that tomorrow will be different than today. So, we do what strong people have always done, we pray for guidance and strength. You will find listings for a number of local and county prayer services being conducted this weekend. Even if you are not a church member, you are welcome at any of these services. Let us all pray. "

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