Living and loving God,
As we turn to you now, following the verdict in the Hillsborough inquest,
we acknowledge that you are a God both of justice and of mercy;
a God of truth and of love;
a God who has walked this earth before us and knows each of us better than we know ourselves.
We hold up to you once again the 96
and all those who have suffered and are suffering as a result of the disaster at Hillsborough.
May they know your love and strength surrounding and upholding them.