Prayers for Sutherland Springs

candlesOur heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathy are extended to those in Sutherland Springs, Texas who were killed yesterday while worshipping at First Baptist Church. May these words from our Moravian Book of Worship offer us encouragement and strength in the days ahead:

God of mercy, God of comfort, we come before you in this time of difficulty, mindful of human frailty and need, confused and struggling to find meaning in the face of suffering.
We are grateful that even as we share in the joy of Christ Jesus, we can also share abundantly in comfort in the midst of suffering. (Intercessions in Times of Crisis)