Please join me in praying for the victims and survivors, for the people and the city of Las Vegas, for the first responders, police, and emergency personnel:

“In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we enjoin your divine mercies.  Lord, why do we suffer? Why do we hurt? Shall our only answer be the abyss of the cosmos? Shall our only answer be the whirlwind of unknowing which engulfed Job? I am left speechless, left with the words, ‘I will trust in you, my God.’  God, we ask for the sending of your healing Spirit, who came to us through Jesus, as he breathed upon his disciples. This Spirit gathered your people, to be warmed by the fire of your divine presence. By this warmth, may the family of the victims, the survivors, the first responders, and the people of the city of Las Vegas be healed, protected, and taken into your care. In the name of Jesus, Amen.”  (Adapted from Common Prayer. A Prayer for Healing. Pg 555.)