Loving God, Jesus gathered your little ones in his arms and blessed them. Have pity on those who mourn for all those killed at VA Tech yesterday, innocents slaughtered by the violence of our fallen world. Be with us as we struggle with the mysteries of life and death; in our pain, bring your comfort, and in our sorrow, bring your hope and your promise of new life, in the name of Jesus our Savior. Amen.
May their souls, and the souls of all the departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
An Episcopalian blogger has added links on his site to morning and evening Offices of the Dead, which can be found here.
Episcopal Campus ministry reaches out in response to campus shooting (ENS)