Father, I bring before You those that have had the devastating experience of having someone close to them that they know and love, suffer a sudden, violent and needless death. Lord, how I grieve for those that are having to experience this right now, and I pray that in Your grace, You would look down with pity and mercy and meet them right at their point of need.
Lord, You are the one Who was sent to heal the broken-hearted and comfort those that mourn and are heavy-laden. You are the One Who promised that Your grace is sufficient for every eventuality, even for those having to face the sudden and violent death of someone close to them. Draw near to them I pray, and lift them up into You arms of love. Carry them during this time of suffering and grief, for You have promised that underneath are Your everlasting arms.
Lord, as I lift up in prayer those that are having to come to terms with the sudden and violent death of a loved one, I pray that You would use this tragedy to be the thing that starts to draw each suffering soul into the tender arms of their Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus' name I pray,