God of love and mercy,
embrace all those
whose hearts today
overflow with grief,
unanswered questions and such a sense of loss.
Our prayers go out to all who are suffering from grief,
especially the families and friends of those who died
April 18-19, 2020 in Nova Scotia and their communities
Grant them space to express their tears.
Hold them close through the coming days
as they relive the memories of this tragedy and their loss.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
whose own suffering brought us life,
here and for eternity.