Hundreds of shots fired into standing crowd that included families with chidlren...here is a prayer
The story is still developing, but we can pray, and keep praying, that first responders are able to do their work effectively and unimpeded, that the terror ends quickly, that those injured may recover, and that families may be consoled.
According to the website for the Diocese of Las Vegas, the city’s patrons are the Holy Family, and Saints Peter and Paul. This is also the feastday of the Holy Guardian Angels, to whom we turn for protection.
I know this brings the question: where were the guardian angels of those hit by the mad, evil spray of bullets? I don’t know the answer to that, and no one does, but if initial reports are correct, someone tried to kill hundreds, and did not succeed.
Let us pray:
O Lord, by whose design the sands of our lives run fast or slow,
be with us in this time of terror;
send your Holy Spirit to help us grow in wisdom
in the face of such a senseless act.
Holy Family — Jesus, Mary and Joseph — be the consolation of families impacted
by this violence and mayhem.
Saints Peter and Paul, patrons of the city,
Saint Michael the Archangel, patron of First Responders, pray for Las Vegas.
For the sake of Christ’s sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.
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