Monday, April 15, 2013

Prayer for Boston

"The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight." —President Obama

We pray tonight for the 2 dead (including an 8 year old child), At least 132 injuries reported, 17 are critical; 8 are children.

Gracious God, Welcome into your arms the victims of the violence and terrorism in Boston. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them.
Heal the injured and maimed. Sustain all the helpers. Help us in our fear and uncertainty, And bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love.
Strengthen all those who work for peace, And may the peace the world cannot give reign in our hearts. Amen.

For those with children...

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." ― Mr. Rogers

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1 comment:

Kurt Huber said...

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori calls for prayer following the explosions in Boston, MA, and offers the following prayer:

Gracious God, you walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death. We pray that the suffering and terrorized be surrounded by the incarnate presence of the crucified and risen one. May every human being be reminded of the precious gift of life you entered to share with us. May our hearts be pierced with compassion for those who suffer, and for those who have inflicted this violence, for your love is the only healing balm we know. May the dead be received into your enfolding arms, and may your friends show the grieving they are not alone as they walk this vale of tears. All this we pray in the name of the one who walked the road to Calvary. Amen.