Father, please bring the comforting presence of your Holy Spirit to the hearts of the surviving children. Lord, these are little children–please remove the fear from their hearts, help them to sleep peacefully, remove all nightmares, bring them quickly back to a sense of peace and security and joy. Lord Jesus, please be present with the parents and family of those who have died. Please send your Spirit to them to bring comfort that no other person could provide. Lord, you understand the depth of pain and suffering that they are experiencing even though I do not. Show them that you understand their grief, that you are present to offer comfort and eternal hope in the face of darkness and death.
Lord Jesus, come quickly to remove all evil from this dark world. Save many by the good news of your grace. Bring us into the joy and peace of heaven, where violence and death will be no more. Amen.