God our creator, through whose providing care we enjoy all goodness and life;
Turn our eyes to your mercy at this time of confusion and loss.
Comfort this nation as we mourn;
Shine your light on those whose only compassion is darkness;
And teach us so to number our days that we may apply our hearts to your wisdom;
Through Jesus Christ; our Savior and Lord. Amen.
–Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELCA)