Creating God, create in us your righteousness, your compassion and your strength so that we can carry your gifts of healing to others. Strengthen us in your ways and uphold us by your righteous hand. In times of sorrow, and in times of fearful waiting may we use this time in prayer with you, so that we can in turn bring hope and strength to those around us. Remind us that you are always close to the brokenhearted and you save those who are crushed in spirit. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.