Now Father God, we look only to you because your promise is - blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. So by the power of your Holy Spirit, we ask that you wrap your loving arms about them that mourn, and comfort them Father God. Give them the oil of joy in place of heaviness and sadness. Give beauty in place of the garment of ashes. Cause them to look to you Father, to give peace in the midst of confusion, light where there is darkness and turmoil, and a sense of relief to all of the hurt and pain.
Remember also the wounded and afflicted who are still hospitalized. And as each heart begin to search for as to the reason for the loss of their loved ones, may persons not blame you, or loose heart in you, but come to know you as Sovereign God. May their faith in you not be devastated or destroyed but be upheld by your Holy Spirit and that it be strengthened rather than weakened as you cause ministering angels to speak to their hearts.
Father we ask that by the power of your Holy Spirit, and the blood of your Son Jesus Christ that you purge the city of evil and demonic forces that led to this senseless act of violence and evil. Purify each heart and let love take the place of hate. Let forgiveness take the place of un-forgiveness of any hardened hearts just as you have forgiven us for our sins. Now thank you Lord for truly you are a present help in times of trouble. You love us and you care for us and for that we say thank you Lord, in Jesus' name. Amen.