Our sympathy and prayers are extended today to those in South Florida who mourn the loss of 17 individuals who were killed today at a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Continue to keep in your prayers those families affected by these tragic losses and those individuals who were injured and being treated at area hospitals. 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)