Dear Lord,

I pray for the families, near and far, who have lost loved ones over this past week.  They are suffering from pain that many cannot relate to until they go through it themselves.  Allow these families to face each new day with new hope.  Allow their memories to be joyful and a place where they can find solace.

Help them keep sight of all the wonders that you do; even when those wonders are hard to see at times.  Grant those who are struggling with understanding different events with clarity.  Allow them to see the work of your hands.

Give those who are weary rest.  Help them to find joy in You, for your joy will become their strength.  Allow them to trust in you as they begin the healing process.  Give them peace, hope and joy.

May these families sense your presence with them as they begin this new journey.

In Your name I pray,
Amen.

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