Christian leaders and entertainers have issued a call to prayer after at least 58 people were killed at a Jason Aldean concert on Sunday night.
According to reports, dozens were killed and more than 500 people injured after Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire into an outdoor country music festival from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Monday morning that authorities believe Paddock killed himself before police entered his room.
At least one off-duty Las Vegas police officer was shot, and several other off-duty police officers are believed to be among the dead and injured. The Route 91 Harvest Festival bills itself as "three days of country music on the Vegas Strip," and Sunday night's performance was the last of the festival.
Using the hashtag #PrayforVegas, hundreds took to social media to express their shock and horror at the incident, which has been described as the worst mass shooting in modern American history.
Here are the reactions of 11 Christian leaders and entertainers, in no particular order.
Tweeted country artist Carrie Underwood:
Paula White-Cain, evangelical advisor to President Donald Trump, tweeted:
Wrote actress Candace Cameron-Bure: "Oh Lord...Evil doesn't take God by surprise. He knows we will suffer in this lifetime and His heart breaks with ours. But He's also still sitting tall on His throne, not pacing back and forth nervously. He's already won. He's already overcome. The evils we endure in this world are indeed painful...but they are temporary. With a broken heart for the lives lost and the families and friends affected by this tragedy, I pray with very few words. But, I rejoice because God hears our prayers and holds us all tightly in His grip. #prayforlasvegas #prayforvegas Don't let political correctness get in the way of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Tweeted author Beth Moore:
Tweeted CCM artist Matthew West:
Speaker and author Christine Caine tweeted:
Passion City Church Louie Giglio tweeted:
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, tweeted:
Tweeted evangelist Franklin Graham:
Erwin McManus, writer and pastor of Mosaic Church, wrote:
Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress tweeted: