God of All,
During this time of unspeakable horror and unrest,
while fires continue to burn and the level of destruction is still being determined in Mogadishu,
we join with all those in Somalia who are praying against terror and for peace.

For those whose souls are weary and inconsolable, may you bring them comfort.
For those who are fighting against exhaustion to bring healing to others, may you provide strength and aid.
For those who are surrounded by chaos and destruction, may you offer security and rest.
For those who feel helpless, may you reveal opportunities to serve.

During these horrible times,
May we find refuge and hope in you.

Amen.

—a prayer offered in response to unfolding events in Somalia