Gracious God, look in mercy on all to whom great sorrow has come. Console and protect those who have lost loved ones. Strengthen those who minister to the grieving. Give your light in darkness to all who are near to despair, and assure them that you hold all souls in life. Amen. [ACNS]
Loving God, comfort and sustain the families and friends of those who were
aboard flight MH 17. Help them and us to know and feel that bidden or
unbidden you are always with us, and that no life on Earth
is apart from your loving presence. Amen.