Lauren Daigle’s Response to Nashville School Shooting

Lauren Daigle, a Christian music star, canceled her Nashville concert that was planned for Monday night in light of the heartbreaking events in Nashville. In its place, she hosted a community-wide Prayer Vigil to honor the victims of the shooting at The Covenant School.

Three children and three adults were shot dead before Nashville police killed the shooter, Audrey Hale. Daigle wrote on her Facebook page that the event had been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 5, and all tickets for the originally scheduled date would be honored.

Daigle posted on her Instagram page saying, “Today’s shooting is truly heartbreaking for our Nashville community and all of those impacted. I’m going to postpone my performance tonight, and in its place, host a community-wide Prayer Vigil. To everyone who was planning to come out, please continue to come to join us as we share in a time of prayer and worship to honor the victims and everyone in need.”

“To those in the local Nashville area, if you need a safe place to come pray, mourn, and be with your community, please join us. The doors are open for all,” she continued.

The Prayer Vigil was held at Marathon Music Works, with Daigle leading the crowd in “How Great Thou Art”. Instagram posts from Wendy Bryner and Eloise Riddle showed clips of Daigle leading the vigil.


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Clay Stauffer, Senior Minister of Woodmont Christian Church, said many of its families have children who attend the school. He quoted “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed. Perplexed, but not driven to despair. Persecuted, but not forsaken. Struck down, but not destroyed”.

Scott Sauls, Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, said “Families are not supposed to lose their loved ones 20 or 30 years before their time. It’s not supposed to happen”.

Wade McGregor, a leader at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, said he searched for what to say. “When I got a call this afternoon to ask me to do this, I sat down to see if there was anything I could say that might rise to the occasion. I sat there for quite a while with my pad of paper, and after I while I looked down at it. All I had written was ‘Pray for us’”.


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