Our opinion: Pray for Buckingham

Published 12:21 pm Saturday, April 1, 2017

The pain families, friends and loved ones of the two children tragically killed in the Thursday morning accident in Buckingham — along with those involved in the incident — is immeasurable and incomprehensible.

To help the families of the children — Tori Perez, 5, and Jaiden Bartee, 6 — cope with what they’re going through, we implore you to pray for them.

We ask you to pray for God’s peace for the hearts and minds of the children’s parents, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, cousins, friends and other family members — specifically the children who were waiting at the bus stop when the event occurred.

We ask you to pray for the man operating the tractor-trailer that accidentally struck the children.

We ask you to pray for the school bus driver and the children aboard the school bus — specifically the children who witnessed the event while on the school bus.

We ask you to pray for the first responders, rescue squad personnel, volunteer fire department members, county sheriff’s deputies, State Police troopers and the agency’s staff and others who responded and had to work at the scene of the accident.

We ask you to pray for Division Superintendent Dr. Cecil Snead, the county school board, central office staff, school principals, teachers, students and staff across the division who’ve been affected by this tragedy.

We ask you to pray for Buckingham County as a whole — its leaders, county officials and people who’ve been affected by the accident.

The power of prayer results in wonderful things, such as God’s comfort. Buckingham County is known far and wide for rallying and taking care of those in the community who’ve fallen ill or who’ve seen tragedy. This, along with united prayer, can move hearts and mountains.