Almighty and Ever-Loving God, in you we place our trust and hope.
Violence and cruelty can have no part with you.
You guide everything with wisdom and love.
Hear the prayers we offer for those who have been hurt or lost their lives in attacks of any kind.
May the love and the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ bless and console us.
May your love gently wipe the tears from our eyes and remove the fear from our heart.
Look also with favor upon the families and friends who mourn the victims and comfort those who are in grief and despair.
Console them in the hope all who trust in you will find peace and rest in your eternal Kingdom.
Bless them with your presence and surround us all with your love.
By the wisdom of our leaders and integrity of those around us, may harmony be restored and justice be served.
Allow our leaders to strive for what is right and just.
Grant that peace, the fruit of justice and charity, may reign in every family and nation throughout the world. Amen.