Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Prayers for the SF Airline Crash and the Train Derailment in Quebec

Bishop Andrus of CA offered this prayer and asked all people of faith to keep those affected by this crash in their prayers:

Loving God, source, guide and goal of life, we pray your comfort and protection for all those aboard Asiana 214, and for the firefighters and emergency personnel who are responding to this emergency. Be with our medical personnel who will care for the injured in the hours and days to come. Comfort and sustain the families and friends of those who were aboard the flight. Help them and us to know and feel that bidden or unbidden you are always with us, and that the fall of no life on Earth is apart from your loving presence. Amen.

and for the people of Lac-Megantic:

Compassionate God, whose Son Jesus wept at the grave of his friend Lazarus: Draw near to the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec in this time of sorrowand anguish, comfort those who mourn, strengthen those who are weary, encourage those in despair, and lead us all to fullness of life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

--Prayer on the Occasion of a Disaster from Holy Women, Holy Men

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