Morning Prayer for Those in Trouble or Bereavement

O merciful Father, who has taught us in you holy Word that you do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of humanity:  Look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy, nourish their souls with patience, comfort them with a sense of your goodness, lift up your countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(BCP 831)