Merciful God, enfold those we care about in the arms of your love. Comfort them in their anxiety, Deliver them from despair, give them patience to endure, and guide them to choose wisely in the name of hum who welcomed little children, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Presbytery of St. Augustine
Adapted from Prayers, Services for Occasions of Pastoral Care: Supplemental Liturgical Resource 6, PCUSA, p 65