We Pray For Paris
We stand united with Paris during this shocking and fearful time in the life of the city. The images of terror pull at our conscience.
And yet we know that fear is not the last word. Death and horror have been overcome with life and peace. Our faith will always overwhelm our fears.
But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them.
In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure is taken for misery,
And their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are in peace.
For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality.
And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, and found them worthy for himself.
As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering.
And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble.
Wisdom 3:1-7 (RSVCE)
Let us pray,
Lord you have given us this world to live in. You created the many tribes of our people. Help us now to live in peace with one another. We pray that those hateful obstacles within humankind’s hearts and societies be broken down so that we can all live with one another in grace, love and justice. Amen.