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Heavenly Father, we grieve with Canada as the nation processes and recovers from Gabriel Wortman’s shooting rampage through Nova Scotia. With at least 19 known to be dead, others injured and missing, and great damage to property, the nation grieves deeply. Please bring comfort, Lord, to people who are already under the stress of Covid-19 and isolation. Please grant supernatural strength to the victims' loved ones. Lord, we specifically pray about the fact that Wortman impersonated a law enforcement officer. We pray about the damage this caused, the fears it may raise for people in the future, the offense done to those who risk their lives to do good in those same uniforms. Lord, bring healing in those areas. We also pray for investigators as they attempt to unravel and understand the 16 different crime scenes Wortman left behind. We pray for motives to come to light. We pray for Wortman’s loved ones, saddled with this ugly legacy. Finally, Lord, we pray for the nation as they mourn together through a virtual vigil Friday. May that time bring peace and the beginning of closure. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.