Lord Jesus Christ – healer of the distraught - pour out your compassion on
who long for light in their darkness
who have only a faith of questions
who watch the death of those they cannot bear to see depart
who face the brutality of unnecessary death
who can only say to God – I do not understand
Forgive the people who bear your name when they turn their faces away from the world’s cruelty
and transform us all by your compassion. Amen.