This day we pray together:
Lord God, your people throughout the world share in the grief of your daughters and sons whose loved ones died so violently.
Receive the dead into your love; comfort the survivors with the power and protection of your peace.
Show us how to reach out in generosity to the living, for together we are your people though we approach you from many paths and from many religious traditions.
We give voice to this prayer acknowledging your faithfulness and goodness. Amen.