Father, you are a loving God. We pray for those who have died in the Maguindanao massacre. We pray that you may carry their souls to a place of no pain – to heaven where there is only joy and comfort. We also pray for the loved ones they have left behind. Heal their broken hearts, Compassionate Father, and give them strength in their despair. We also include in our prayer those who have been wounded physically, emotionally and spiritually – may they become whole again and their trust in others restored. And may we all learn from this and that despite this tragedy, we may still commit ourselves to become channels of your peace. Amen.