our refuge and our strength
you have called your people to be community,
loving one another as we love ourselves.
We pray for those bereaved by the traumatic events of recent days,
their grief the greater because of the suddenness of their loss.
Grant comfort, stillness and peace to them, we pray,
and to us also as we endeavour to support and console.
We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ,
the Prince of Peace. Amen