Tragic: Pastor Rick Warren announces son’s suicide to congregation!/NewsBreaker/status/320621655066025984

Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., announced in a letter today that his son, Matthew, 27, committed suicide.

In his letter, Warren wrote that “after a fun evening together with [wife] Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.” He also recalled a time years ago when Matthew asked him, “Dad, I know I’m going to heaven. Why can’t I just die and end this pain?”

Sending prayers to @rickwarren and @kaywarren1 in the loss of your son. The world loves you and weeps with you. L/S

— Louie Giglio (@louiegiglio) April 6, 2013

@1986fed Yes, we have a prayer request for him in the timeline. Very sad, hearts & prayers w all who suffer. @rickwarren

— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) April 6, 2013

My heart is broken over the sad news of @rickwarren and @kaywarren1 losing their son today. Please keep them in prayer

— T. D. Jakes (@BishopJakes) April 6, 2013

God, in the name of Jesus, please be with @rickwarren and his family during this time of horrible grief. Please comfort them.

— Monica Schleicher (@La_Coqui) April 6, 2013

What a morning for my church family. My heart is so heavy. Pray for @rickwarrenand our church leaders during this time of mourning.

— Malory Guenoune (@MaloryJo) April 6, 2013

Rick Warren’s 27-year-old son has committed suicide. What a tragic loss. May God’s comfort and peace rest on him and his family.

— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 6, 2013

Warren had sent this tweet earlier today.

We pray”Thy WILL be done on earth AS IT IS IN HEAVEN’ since in heaven God’s Will is done #always. On earth,it’s done rarely

— Rick Warren (@RickWarren) April 6, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers too are with his family and friends.

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