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As you begin today, close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Father, we pray for all of the students, teachers and staff injured today during the stabbings at Franklin Regional High School in Murraysville, PA.  Bring them healing and walk with them and the entire community in this terrifying time.  Hold them in your loving arms as they try to make sense of today’s events.  We also pray for forgiveness for Alex Hribal – that you would bring him the help and healing he needs, and that you would be present with his family during this difficult and uncertain time.  Be with us all in this hurting world, O Lord, and make us peacemakers.  In the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Christ, we pray, AMEN.

Close with the Lord’s Prayer or the Kyrie (Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. -> “Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.”)