Late Sunday Night, more than 50 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a lone gunman opened fire at an outdoor country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
People around the country and the world are shocked and disheartened by this tragedy, including former and current christian athletes, who took to social media to express their sadness and offer prayers.
So much hate and evil. So sad. The World needs Jesus in a bad way.
Praying for all those affected in Vegas.
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) October 2, 2017
This is so sad what happened in Las Vegas. We need each other more than ever now. Hate will not win. I pray for the lives lost last night…
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) October 2, 2017
terrible news this morning waking up seeing the scenes in Las Vegas. prays for all affected and praying for our country
— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) October 2, 2017
Mourning with those who mourn. In great pain and fear may God comfort America and provide wisdom as we fight to prevent such horrific evil
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) October 2, 2017
Praying for those families affected by the horrifying shooting in Vegas. ??
— James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) October 2, 2017
Can't believe one person has the ability to take so many lives. Prayers up for those affected by the #Vegas shooting & for our country!??
— Rennie Flomo Curran (@RennieCurran53) October 2, 2017
Lord Jesus, please come… Establish Your kingdom in full.
— Landry Fields (@landryfields) October 2, 2017
We need Jesus ??
— Christian Covington (@thetangibleC4) October 2, 2017
No words… Heart and Prayers are with those in Las Vegas
— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) October 2, 2017
my heart hurts for all those effected by the shooting in Las Vegas, I'm praying for all those involved and I'm praying for our country!
— Darrell Waltrip (@AllWaltrip) October 2, 2017
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Las Vegas. Sending comfort to all affected by this tragedy. #prayersforlasvegas pic.twitter.com/lq5K2VjF3O
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) October 2, 2017
Praying for VEGAS ??????
— Chris Baker (@cbakerswaggy) October 2, 2017
We must pray for the victims of the terrorist attack in Vegas.
— Aaron Curry (@AaronCurry51) October 2, 2017
Heartbreaking. Such a sad sad time. #PrayingforVegas
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) October 2, 2017
Terrible news coming out of my hometown, praying for all affected by this horrific situation. My thoughts are … https://t.co/QQqnEqvqHe
— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) October 2, 2017
Praying for the victims and families of those affected by the shooting in vegas! #vegasshooting
— Jonathan Stewart (@Jonathanstewar1) October 2, 2017
Please join us in praying for everyone affected by this awful tragedy. May we cling to the perfect hope and perfect love found in the name above all names – Jesus.