In the wake of two recent tragedies, Christian Churches Together issued a "Pastoral Prayer of Comfort and Hope for Haiti and Egypt" during its meeting in Seattle, Wash., on January 12-14. Christian Churches Together expressed its grief over the devastation and loss of life caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, and by a drive-by shooting attack that killed seven people as Coptic Christians were leaving a midnight Mass on Coptic Christmas Eve in southern Egypt Jan. 6.
The Christian Churches Together in the USA (CCT-USA) released a statement saying, in part, "We lament the use of violence in the name of God. In the midst of the world’s suffering, we pray for God’s compassionate and healing spirit." CCT is a fellowship of Christian churches and traditions in the United States, with national leaders from five Christian families – African American, Evangelical/Pentecostal, Historic Protestant, Orthodox and Roman Catholic. To read CCT’S pastoral prayer, visit: