As a Catholic community, let us join together in prayer for all of those affected by this tragedy.
Loving God, creator of all people
you are our hope and our consolation,
especially in times of tragedy.
Be with the people of Quebec in this time of sorrow.
Give all who are affected by this senseless act the strength to face these days with courage and hope,
especially our Muslim brothers and sisters.
We ask that you comfort the families and all who grieve for the victims.
May those who are injured know your care and healing.
When we are disheartened by violent acts,
help us to remember that you created the world and called it good.
Strengthen us in our resolve to respect all people and to honour
the rich diversity of faith traditions in our one human family.
Show us the way to be peacemakers today and all days.
We ask this prayer through Christ, our Lord.