Surely you weep along with us, O God, at yet another tragedy that has struck your beloved children. And so we pray to you because we do not know what else to do. We pray that You might comfort those who need comfort; That You might empower all who are able to reach out with compassion and aid. And that you might discomfort those who search for easy answers to such tragedies. So hear our sadness; hear our loss; hear our cries; And then, be God: The Source of wholeness, the font of healing, and the one who can turn despair into hope, mourning into joy, and even death into life. Amen.