Thank you, Lord, that our brethren in Strasbourg, France, were not among those killed or hurt. We grieve for those who lost their lives and others who are now fighting to live in the hospital.
Our hearts hurt for those two killed and the two wounded by a Palestinian gunman in Israel’s west bank.
Father, help governments to deal wisely and apprehend terrorists without curbing the liberty of their citizens.
We grieve as well for the five people killed by the depressed man who entered a cathedral in Campinas, Brazil, and then killed himself.
So much harm and hurt in this world! We know this to be the result of man’s sin and distance from yourself.
Save from the violence of man, O Lord, but save especially from the consequences of our own sin, redeem and restore us to your self.