Today sorrow pulses through the veins and seeps out the eyes. Grief is a heavy burden that cannot be carried alone. Oh Lord, how long? How long will you leave us in sorrow here? We are not without hope but we are shattered by loss. Today you weep with us. Today you comfort us and through your Spirit allow us to comfort as we have been comforted by you. We know you are good but we do not understand. We cannot understand, for it is not to be understood. We long for your presence among us. We are desperate for your love that drives out fear and your peace that transcends understanding. Oh Lord, be not far away. Be as close as the breaths we inhale one by one; that being as much as we can do. Oh Lord, hear our prayer.