The Asbury Theological Seminary community grieves with the families in Las Vegas and those impacted by the shooting late Sunday evening. We decry all acts of violence and join with millions around the world who are praying for the families and loved ones who needlessly lost their lives.

O merciful Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that
thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men:
Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servant for whom
our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy,
nourish their souls with patience, comfort them with a sense of
thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon them, and give
them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

–Taken from the Book of Common Prayer

We pray for God’s special grace and healing during these difficult days.