Prayers of Intercession following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
For communities and schools affected by violence, especially Sandy Hook Elementary School. As they remember and as they grieve, hear their cries and wipe away their tears. Assure them of your promised peace in the midst of suffering.
Hear us O God, Your Mercy is Great.
God our hope, you are in the midst of all who suffer. Be with the people of Newtown, Connecticut, who, with your servant Rachel, weep and wail for the loss of innocent children. Hear their cries; embrace their pain, and bring peace to all victims of tragic violence.
Hear us, O God, Your Mercy is Great.
God our hope, in you light shines in the darkness and mourning turns to joy. Be with the community of Newtown, Connecticut in this time of overwhelming sorrow. May your light surround them and all victims of violence.
Hear us, O God; Your Mercy is Great.