The Loss of Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain

As many of you know, fashion designer Kate Spade and popular American chef Anthony Bourdain committed suicide this past week– Kate Spade on June 5th, and Anthony Bourdain today, June 8th.

These were two people who caught us by surprise; people who no one would have ever guessed would do such a thing. May Christ open our eyes more and more to those who are hurting, hopeless, and helpless around us. As a person who is the loved one of a victim of suicide, I can understand the pain, shock, and grief. Will you pray with me for their loved ones?

“Dear Lord Jesus,

You knew this was going to happen, Lord Jesus. You are sovereign over it all– though we are able to make our own decisions.
As Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s families and loved ones grieve them, please make Your presence known to them. Help us to love those people around us.
Give us your eyes, Lord Jesus. May those on the edge find help and healing in You, and You alone.
In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Amen.”

***If you are a person who is contemplating suicide, please let someone know. You can call the suicide hotline, here. Please, do NOT give up– you are loved.***


Do you know Jesus?

If you are feeling down, alone, or like nobody cares for you, I want to encourage you with the Truth: You are worth dying for. Jesus proved it.

Please contact the suicide hotline if you are having suicidal thoughts. Learn more about Jesus, and His Great Love for you, here.


Please pray for (find the prayer sheet for this post, here):

  • Kate Spade’s family and loved ones. They need all the prayers, support, and love possible right now.
  • Anthony Bourdain’s family and loved ones.
  • Those contemplating suicide. Please pray that these people would receive the help and healing they need, before it is too late.
  • Those who have lost a loved one to suicide. I am one of these people– and the grief is incredibly heavy.

Thank you for your prayers.

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