God of grace and mercy,
We pray for the people of Christchurch and New Zealand.
We pray for the 49 victims who have died in these attacks,
for the mercy of your eternal love.
We pray for all who mourn, for families, friends, communities, a nation. We pray for Muslim communities grieving
and we pray for understanding and acceptance throughout the world
between people of all faiths and none.
O God of many names,
love of all peoples,
we pray for peace.
Peace in our hearts and homes, peace in our nations and our world, the peace of your will,
the peace of our need.
Through Christ, the prince of peace. Amen.
Collect from A New Zealand Prayer Book – He Karakia Mihinaare O Aotearoa
The Reverend Josie Steytler