After a teen gunman opened fire on students at Sante Fe High School on Friday, killing 10 and injuring at least 10 more, it didn’t take long for naysayers on social media to condemn the influx of “thoughts and prayers” in the aftermath of the attack.
Last year, “Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure had the perfect response to those of mock prayer amid tragedy.
Bure said the online fodder worries her, because in her experience, prayer comes first, and action comes next..
“It bothers me and I feel sad for the people who write it, because the first thing I think is, ‘Well, they’ve never experienced the power of prayer. They just don’t know,’” Bure said on “The Billy Hallowell Podcast.”
Bure continued, “Prayer, for me, is always where you start. That’s the start of your solution. Then, yes, you take action.”
Listen to the full interview below:
Bure emphasized that God has the power to do anything.
“If you don’t start with [prayer] there’s no power behind it, because God’s the power,” Bure said. “God can do anything, change anything — change hearts. It’s the heart of all of us that need to be changed and that’s where God needs to get in.”
Bure encouraged people to have a dialogue with God in order to feel as if they’re making a difference.
After Friday’s shooting, Bure took to Instagram to express her support to the Sante Fe community:
Sending you my love Santa Fe High School. I’m praying for you (actually praying to God almighty) and everyone affected by another horrible tragedy. Whatever our political persuasion, our views on the second amendment, we must as a nation, do everything we can to make our schools safe. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Bure’s timeless comments prove that thoughts and prayers are especially needed during tragic times.
(H/T: The Billy Hallowell Podcast)