Prayer for the Las Vegas Massacre

Prayer for the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

 

As I opened the news app on my phone Monday morning, my jaw dropped and my heart sank.  Senseless violence, suffering, and tragedy.  Why Lord?  Why the massacre of human life?  When will it stop?  Senseless.

The Lord is aware of our grief.  More than aware, he is intimately involved in caring for us: "You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?" (Ps. 56:8) . He is even making sense out of the senselessness of human sin and death.  He is even making good out of evil.  Let us trust the Lord through dark times.  And more than that, let us actively pray for the Lord's comfort and peace to be upon all those intimately affected by the shooting in Las Vegas.  And let us pray that a harvest of souls for Christ is born out of all this suffering.

"Lord of all compassion
We pray for all of those caught up in the midst of tragedy or disaster.
For those who have lost life and those working to save life
For those who are worried for people they love
For those who will see their loved ones no longer
Lord Have Mercy.
For those in need of the peace that passes all understanding
For all who turn to you in the midst of turmoil
For those who cry out to you in fear and in love
Lord Have Mercy.
For those in confusion and those in despair
For those whose tears are yet to dry
For those in need of your unending love
Lord Have Mercy
Amen."