Shortly after 9pm on Wednesday evening, 911 calls began to come in of reports of a shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. In all, media outlets report nine individuals have died, including the church’s pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney. Multiple outlets report a suspect in the case has been arrested.
As we, along with people of all faiths and religions, continue to pray for all those affected by this tragic event, we share with you reactions from many of your favorite Christian artists:
- Tenth Avenue North: Praying for #Charleston tonight. We hate hate. We long to see this world restored. #LetMeSeeRedemptionWin
- Israel Houghton: In tears this morning watching the news about last nights tragic shooting in a CHURCH! Praying for… https://instagram.com/p/4Ej4KYtBZJ
- Lecrae: Heavy. The weight of it all is heavy. https://instagram.com/p/4EkfKTjSU1/
- Blanca: So heart breaking. God help us. Praying for all the families affected by this tragedy.… https://instagram.com/p/4EnPf6RF9V
- Dan Haseltine: Saddened to hear about Charleston. We mourn and hope that civility will find its way into our humanity.
- Citizen Way: Praying for our brothers and sisters in Charleston, SC, as well as for the shooter. #CharlestonShooting
- Tammy Trent: My heart hurts! I will NEVER understand such hate! #PrayersForCharleston
- Natalie Grant: So, so tragic. Praying for the families affected and the city of Charleston. #prayforcharleston https://instagram.com/p/4Ep-s4LX7m/
- Jesus Culture: Join us in praying for the families and community impacted by the tragedy in Charleston, SC. #PrayForCharleston
- Bobbie Houston: Oh America. Yet another tragic day for your nation. So sorry. #prayforcharleston #prayforAmerica… https://instagram.com/p/4En_Z2IY8X/
- NEEDTOBREATHE: Flying home to Charleston this morning with heavy hearts. Absolutely horrific. #prayforcharleston
- Spencer Kane: Prayers for those in Charleston…. seriously sickening! I can’t imagine what this is like. #CharlestonShooting
- Clark Beckham: Praying for broken hearts to be mended and restless minds to be greeted by the Comforter and Prince of Peace. #PrayersForCharleston
- AVALON: Today we mourn with our friends in Charleston, SC. God be near, bring comfort and healing. #PrayersforCharleston
- Kari Jobe: My heart is so heavy. #prayforcharleston instagram.com/p/4FGMEFBoRR/
- Bethel Music: Standing in prayer with Charleston, SC. We don’t have answers to the why but we know the One who is. He is faithful. www.pic.twitter.com/5meV8aVsRq
- Chris August: Praying for the members of the historic Emanuel AME Church and the entire Charleston, SC community. I still can’t believe it.
- Matthew West: Heartbreaking news about the tragic shooting in Charleston. The evil in this world makes me long for Heaven a little more each day.
- Rend Collective: Our hearts break for our brothers and sisters in Charleston. We’re standing with you and praying for you.
Photo via @KariJobe