Most merciful Father,
who draws near to the brokenhearted
and bandages their wounds:
Who but You can heal a broken heart?
Comfort Your bruised and battered children;
Minister to their wounds
with the intimate companionship of Emmanuel,
God with us,
so that they might discover treasures
in the darkness of their heartache
which they could not have seen
in the sunshine of happier days.
Light of light, our Rescuer and Healer,
in You we ask this.