Jesus, we know You are near to the broken hearted, and we know you save those, who are crushed in spirit.
Please send an infinite shower of graces over all the innocent people, whose lives have been shattered by acts of violence and hatred.
Send an outpouring of Your Spirit like a balm of sweetness to console them during their time of grief.
Fill their hearts with the peace that surpasses understanding, and give them the strength to persevere through this painful time of change.
Surround them with a faithful support network, which provides unconditional love and leads them ever closer to You through this time.
Give them the grace of pure forgiveness in their hearts, so they can experience freedom from all anger and bitterness, which would tempt them to despair.
Infuse them with Your strength to persevere through every emotional, physical and financial struggle they must endure.
Heal their broken hearts, and help them to see this struggle as a spiritual opportunity to grow closer to You in a powerful way.
Infuse them with Your wisdom, understanding, knowledge and other spiritual gifts to deepen their connection with You.
Create beauty out of the ashes of their loss, Lord – like only You can. And give them the grace to Glorify You by their faith and courage through this tragedy.
In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Are you personally dealing with the aftermath of violence? Please share your story in the comments below, and we will lift you and your loved ones in prayer. Thank you and God bless.