Almighty and merciful God, we ask that you receive into your tender and loving care all those who were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando. Comfort those who mourn. Be with the medical personnel who have been entrusted with the care of the injured. Give strength and perseverance to those who work towards the equality of all people and empower each of us to join in on the cause. Transform the hearts of all who have embraced hateful and bigoted belief systems, so that they may learn the error of their ways before others are hurt. And help all people to come to know the truth that if you do not love others, you do not know God. Amen.