Good morning Saint John’s! Let us pause in our day to pray.
We pray for the United Kingdom, especially those who were affected by the recent terrorist attack. May the dead find peace in God’s Kingdom, may the grieving find comfort in Christ, and may the nation experience healing.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
O almighty and merciful God,
Lord of the universe and of history.
All that You have created is good
And your compassion for the mistakes of mankind knows no limits.
We come to You today to ask You to keep in peace the world and its people,
To keep far away from it the devastating wave of terrorism,
To restore friendship and instill in the hearts of your creatures the gift of trust and of readiness to forgive.
Touch the hearts of terrorists so that they may recognize the evil of their actions
And may turn to the way of peace and goodness,
Of respect for the life and for the dignity of every human being,
Regardless of religion, origin, wealth, or poverty.
Thank you and have a tremendous day!