Our sympathy and prayers are extended today to all those affected by recent mass shootings over the past few weeks in our nation. We remember those victims and families in Pennsylvania, Florida and in California. Continue to keep in your prayers those families affected by these tragic losses and individuals who were injured. 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)