A prayer for those afflicted by tragedy
 
God of compassion, you watch the ways of all of us and weave out of terrible happenings wonders of goodness and grace. Surround those who have been shaken by this tragedy with a sense of your present love, and hold them in faith.
Though we are lost in grief, may you find us and comfort us with the love and compassion of the Good Shepherd; through Jesus Christ, who died, but lives, and rules this world with you.
 
Amen.