Uvalde residents healing through prayer after deadly school shooting

Prayer circle held Wednesday, next is set for Saturday; time and location haven’t been determined

The memorial outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde is usually a quiet, somber place. But, not on Wednesday. KSAT's Camelia Juarez shares how people gathered to sing and pray for what they need most -- healing.

UVALDE, Texas – Pastors near and far joined dozens of others in Uvalde on Wednesday to pray at the memorial site outside of Robb Elementary School.

The gathering was aimed to honor the 19 students and two teachers killed in the mass shooting and promoted healing within the community.

Uvalde native pastors from Harlingen, California, and a Uvalde CISD teacher were among the attendees.

James Garza, a Uvalde CISD teacher and pastor, prayed that every victim’s family, students, teachers and law enforcement find peace.

“We pray that you bring comfort and peace to every heart. Oh, that you bring a calmness and not a false calmness, Lord. But, true peace that comes from you,” Garza said.

There is another prayer circle scheduled for Saturday, but a time and a location have not yet been set.

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About the Authors:

Camelia Juarez is a news reporter at KSAT 12. She joined the station in 2022. Camelia comes from a station in Lubbock, Texas. Now, she is back in her hometown. She received her degree from Texas State University. In her free time, Camelia enjoys thrifting, roller-skating and spending time with family and friends.

Misael started at KSAT-TV as a photojournalist in 1987.