Almighty God, we pray for Haiti as the nation reels from the assassination of its president. We pray for the manhunt underway for the assassins. Lord, whether the perpetrators are in Haiti or abroad, may they be found and brought to justice. May the truth of what lies behind this plot come to light. Father, we pray for the president's widow, Martine Moise, as she fights for her life in a Florida hospital. May she receive exceptional care. May supportive people gather around her to help her recover physically, emotionally and spiritually. We pray for interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who has assumed the leadership of the country. May he lead well in this time of crisis or quickly be replaced. Lord God, Haitians have suffered for a long time. We grieve this new tragedy. May a silver lining be revealed in the dark cloud; may this terrible event ultimately lead to the addressing of big-picture, long-term issues. Make yourself known in Haiti in this dark hour. Draw people to you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.