Lord have mercy;

Lord have mercy

on the people of Manchester;

Lord have mercy

on all caught up in the bombing;

Lord have mercy

on all who are injured and traumatised

Lord have mercy

on all who are bereaved and bereft;

Lord have mercy

on all who are providing care and solace;

Lord have mercy

on those who must investigate

what has happened;

Lord have mercy

on us all as we struggle

to understand why this can happen;

Lord have mercy;
Amen.