‘In the midst of life we are in death.’
Lord, in a place of pleasure, terror struck,
in a place of life, death came.
Hold us in our shock and grief,
comfort the distressed,
heal the injured,
calm the anxious,
reunite the separated,
console the bereaved,
and give rest and everlasting peace
to those who have died,
for your love never fails
and through the darkness
your light always shines.