In the wake of tragedy comes questions and for many, answers and comfort come through prayer.
"We're all part of human race, there's a need for prayer at times like this, it brings us together," Pastor John Cooper said.
More than a dozen attended a special prayer service at the Church of Christ in Grand Junction Monday and it had special meaning for Martha and Bob Thomas, who have ties to the Virginia Tech campus.
"Our 3-year-old grandson was in lockdown on the campus pre-school after his father dropped him off to teach there (Virginia Tech)," Martha Thomas said.
Although alerted that their grandson was okay after the first shooting, there were also times of great fear.
But with their family accounted for, the Thomas' thoughts have turned to the victims of the human carnage that took place in Blacksburg and say community support goes a long way with healing.
The Church of Christ was just one of the houses of faith that held services Monday.