Gracious and loving God,
you watch the ways of all of us
and the utter destruction of which our hands are capable – over and over again.
We implore you to weave goodness and grace
In the lives of those destroyed by senseless violence.
Surround those whose lives are shattered
with a sense of your present love.
Wrap them in the worn quilt of your compassion.
Though they are lost in grief,
May they find you and be comforted.