Let us seek the God of Peace and Comfort in prayer on behalf of the families and victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“We will seek You and hope in Your Providence”
Our Father and our Great God, we pray that you would come near the brokenhearted and the suffering families at this moment, and that You would also move us speedily toward mourning, empathy, and compassion.
Oh Sovereign God of the universe, we are a nation in crisis and a people whose collective experience is defined by a life of trauma and a life of fear. We bear them in our own lives and our relationships. Because we refuse to place our hope in our strength and human boldness, we turn to You for hope and for You to teach us what it means to be human and how to love our neighbor.
Oh Father of Light and Life, we will trust You and depend on You for a more hopeful future and opportunities to promote the sanctity of life and maintain the dignity of all lives. We live in dark moments and walk in the shadow of death, but we are not hopeless and alone. Your grace is sufficient for this nation.
Our Creator and Maker, we pray that Your Spirit of Life will move us toward a heart of remorse and repentance for failing to love our neighbor and treat them as individuals made in the Imago Dei. Whenever we fail to love others as You commanded, we miserably sin against Thee. Whenever we fail to exercise justice toward another individual as You ordered, we dishonor Your glorious name and fame in the world. Hence, we turn toward repentance and forgiveness that Your Spirit of Grace may grant us.
Lord, remember us in our suffering, trauma, and pain. Remember the victims and the suffering families in Las Vegas.
Remember us who are weak and with no strength.
We will seek Thee and hope in Thy Providence.