Most merciful God,
whose wisdom is beyond our understanding,
surround the families of those murdered with your love,
that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss,
but have confidence in your goodness,
and strength to meet the days to come.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Surround those who were traumatized with your love.
Bring healing and comfort to them so that they
might be able to confront their fears,
and by your Spirit renew them in faith, hope, and love
that they might find renewed hope and purpose in living.
We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.