God of peace,
We pray for all affected by the violence in Las Vegas.
For singing and dancing turned into terror and loss
For joy turned into sorrow
For lives ended too soon.
For families across the country who are suddenly thrown into grief.
For your healing presence to be with the wounded,
To surround those who have witnessed horror with your compassion.
We ask you to
Bless the first responders: the police, EMT’s, doctors and nurses
who share your love by caring for your people.
Today let us
Treat one another gently.
Speak words of kindness.
Reach out to those in pain.
Let us not be swayed by evil but rather strengthened by your faithfulness.
You who are always with us, hear our prayer. Amen.