God of love,
You are our hope and our light.
We turn to you today as we try to comprehend
the terrible news of the school shooting in Uvalde,Texas.
We pray that the students and staff who died are in your loving embrace. Please bring healing to the injured and comfort to the grieving.
Surround the community with your peace and love and help them to know they are not alone in their sorrow.
May the community know your love through the actions of all who provide solace.
May they hear your voice in the prayers that people offer at this sad time.
May this tragedy call us all to work for an end to violence and hatred.
Help us to create safe, welcoming spaces for all to learn, work and grow.