Heavenly Father, we ask that you hold these families who are waiting for their daughters in the palm of your hands. Watch over these girls and bring them back home, protect them from violence, and bring their parents and brothers and sisters peace. May those who negotiate be able to convince them to release the kidnapped girls. I pray that they will not lose heart and remember who you are and what your Son did for them. Bring comfort to all those who grieve the absence of loving family.