Elderly Swedish church worker shot and seriously wounded in Lahore

An elderly Swedish woman who has lived and worked for decades in Lahore as a church worker was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman who escaped on a motorbike. Bargetta Emmi, who is in her 70s, is reported to be recovering well and returning to Sweden. Please pray for her and for our Mission Partners in Pakistan, one working with vulnerable women and one in education, who are quite well and happy.

Loving God,
As our thoughts turn to the angels' message of peace
And to the presence of your defenceless son among us,
We pray for all those whose hearts are tempted to violence
And those who suffer as a result.
May they have some glimpse of the light of your love
And hear some fragment of the angels' song of peace
During this Christmas season.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.


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