Let us pray:
Gracious and merciful God, You created our sister Heather in Your image and called her Your beloved daughter: Be with her, we beseech You, in this season of reckoning. Give her the courage to speak difficult truths. Give her the strength to bravely fight the demons of addiction, guilt, and shame. Let an unflappable assurance of Your boundless, unconditional love attend her in the dark and difficult days still to come. Be with us also, ever reminding us that, while fallen human justice seeks to retaliate, Your righteous justice seeks to restore. While the world cries out, “Crucify!”, let us cry out for the healing that we know is possible through the resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we offer this prayer; to Him, to You, and to the Holy Spirit be all honor and glory, now and without end. Amen.