With great sadness, we note the terrible events which took place in Las Vegas this past week: the loss of 59 lives, the injury of more than 500 people, the great number of people who mourn for their lost loved ones and all of us who mourn that such a thing could have happened in this country. We pray for all who have died, including for the soul of the man who perpetrated this dreadful loss, we pray for all who mourn.
Loving God, Welcome into your arms the victims of violence and terrorism. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. Help us in our fear and uncertainty, And bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love. Strengthen all those who work for peace, And may the peace the world cannot give reign in our hearts. Amen.