Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina


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Pray for Las Vegas - a message from Bishop Waldo

October 2, 2017

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Once again, our nation grieves dead and wounded fellow innocents following a mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas, Nevada in unprecedented and terrifying scale. God surely weeps with us all, and especially those who now face shattered lives, loves, families and friendships. We mourn those whose lives have been so suddenly and violently ended. We pray for the healing and restoration of the wounded. We surround all who were affected with our love.

As we struggle with the magnitude and consequences of this tragedy, let us bend our hearts in prayer.

Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our
understanding, bless and hold those who have died
and those who were wounded in Las Vegas. Deal
graciously with the families and loved ones in their grief.
Surround them with your love, that they may not be
overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your
goodness, and strength to meet the days to come; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Andrew Waldo, Bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina


You can find resources, such as prayers, liturgies and action groups here:

Gun Sense SC
Bishops United Against Gun Violence
Liturgical Resources
A Litany for Gun Violence Prevention for use in Sunday Services and full Eucharistic liturgy
Episcopal Peace Fellowship Gun Violence Prevention Action Group
Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace

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