Holy Father, we pray for the return of laughter and joy in the midst of the suffering that is all around us. Change our sadness into dancing, and our mourning into singing praises to you. We have faith that you are present in our world guiding us toward healing and hope, and experiencing the joy of our salvation. Bring us out of fear and sadness into a place of laughter and joy that provides a relief to this unremitting sadness. We will sing joyful songs of praise and thanksgiving and know that your Spirit is the energy that puts us on the path to healing, balance and peace. In the name of our Lord and Savior we pray. Amen.