After lunch we loaded a bus and went to Columbine High School, where we spent the afternoon putting prayer into action.
We first met together in the cafeteria (which is directly beneath where the school library would have been -which is where so much of the killing took place on April 20, 1999). In the cafeteria we praised God for His goodness.
Then we broke into 3 groups and rotated through 3 different prayer stations. At one station we continued to praise God. The second station was a prayer walk around the perimeter of the school while we made requests to God on behalf of our friends, family members, communities, and nation. At a third station we spent time admitting where we have fallen short in reaching out to others with the love of Christ like we believe He has called us to do.
After all of this, we walked to the Columbine Memorial at the edge of the property where we yielded ourselves to the Lordship of Christ. 5 students volunteered to carry a cross and set the cross atop a hill overlooking the memorial. Kelly volunteered to be one of the 5 students, which was really cool.
The whole experience was super powerful for me, especially since the Columbine shooting took place while I was a student in high school. That is certainly a day I will never forget. I don’t know if it was as powerful for the students or not. We will debrief tonight and talk about it.