Author of life,
Source and Creator,
Grant eternal rest
To the victims of the massacre in Las Vegas,
All those whose lives were cut off by violence,
In a rampage of aggression beyond understanding,
May their souls be a living blessing in our midst.
May they rest in peace.
God of justice and mercy,
Send healing to those wounded in this assault.
Over five hundred people who were struck by brutality.
Remember all the survivors of this attack,
Witnesses of shock, horror and dismay.
Ease their suffering and release their trauma
So that they recover lives of joy and wonder.
Grant them Your shelter and solace,
Blessing and renewal.
Grant them endurance to survive,
Strength to rebuild,
Faith to mourn,
And courage to heal.
How much more blood will be spilled?
When will sanity return?
When will our nation, our world, confront this scourge of violence?
God of love and shelter,
Remember the families and friends
Of all the dead and the wounded,
In Las Vegas and throughout the United States,
Remember them with comfort and consolation.
Grant them Your protection,
Your wholeness and healing.
Put an end to anger, hatred and fear
And lead us to a time when
No one will suffer at the hand of another,
Speedily, in our day.
Adapted from a prayer by Alden Solovy