Prayers for my Home

pray for vegas

Waking up today wasn’t pleasant. It was six am and my husband asked if I knew anyone at the Route 91 festival. He read the news article detailing 50 had been killed and 200+ were injured in the worst shooting our city has ever seen.

Shocked, I had not words to say. Dozens of names flashed through my head as I scrolled through Facebook looking for updates. A multitude of people I went to school with were recalling the worst night of their life. Many left before the shooting began, but some were forced into hiding for serval hours.

My heart hurts for this painful night. What was supposed to a celebration turned into a nightmare. It’s moments like these where there only comfort I can find is in God. I will never understand why this happened, but I know that He is with each and every victim and their family.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” PSALM 34:18-20

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

5 thoughts on “Prayers for my Home

  1. T. R. Noble says:

    Peace be with you. Thank you for sharing. Not everyone can relate, and distant themselves because they were not there, or have ones close to them who were.

    Your perspective is eye opening. Amen, that God is with us in EVERY situation.

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  2. KC Berry says:

    Every morning, I dread waking up to see the news, because our world is in shambles. After waking up to the news yesterday morning, I was physically ill. It’s devastating, infuriating, and heartbreaking. Sometimes, it’s difficult to see the “why” in things. But, I’m so thankful to have faith in a loving God who never leaves our side. I’m also so thankful that this world is not our forever home. I often find myself clinging to certain verses during times like these. One of those is one you mentioned (Psalm 34:18). Also, Revelation 21:4 – “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” My thoughts, prayers and love are with your city, your people and all of those affected by the horrific act.


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