Prayers for Tucson, AZ Victims

Prayer for the Deceased:
REMEMBER thy servants who lost their lives in this act of senseless violence, O Lord, according to the favour which thou bearest unto thy people, and grant that, increasing in knowledge and love of thee, they may go from strength to strength, in the life of perfect service, in thy heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

Prayer for the Injured:
O ALMIGHTY God, who art the giver of all health, and the aid of them that turn to thee for succour; We entreat thy strength and goodness in behalf of these thy servants injured in this act of senseless violence, that they may be healed of their infirmities, to thine honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Those in Mourning and Those Traumatized by the Event:
O MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; Look with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of all these thy servants for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy; endue their souls with patience; comfort them with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Our Country:
O GOD, merciful and compassionate, who art ever ready to hear the prayers of those who put their trust in thee; Graciously hearken to us who call upon thee, and grant us thy help in this our need. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government and law enforcement, that justice and peace may come after this tragedy. In this day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All prayers taken or adapted from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.

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