Please Pray for Peshawar

The attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on Tuesday has shocked us all. The Methodist Church joins with its partners in the Church of Pakistan in condemning this senseless and violent act. We offer our condolences to the families of the 141 people who died and continue to pray for peace in this troubled area.

Following as it does the attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar when 60 people died and many more are still struggling to recover from their injuries, as well as the many other bombings which have targeted innocent civilians, we offer renewed prayers for peace and for trust to be rekindled.

You are invited to join a prayer vigil on Saturday or to offer your own prayers on Saturday or in your services on Sunday.

 

PRAYER VIGIL FOR THE VICTIMS OF PESHAWAR SCHOOL ATTACK

Saturday 20th December 2014, 11.00AM

St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY (opposite Waterloo Station)

 

This prayer is based on one written by our colleagues in Holland:

Dear Lord,

We are so nearly at Christmas,

But news of death and bloodshed seems never ending.

Over a 100 innocent children were killed this week in Peshawar, Pakistan.

We are in shock.

We do not know how to look our friends in the eyes as we think about it,

Or how to comfort them.

So many in Peshawar, be they Muslim or Christian, know the fruit of violence in their families;

Be with them, Lord; helping them to find ways to share the grief as one society.

In Jesus name, Immanuel,

Amen.

 

 

Read news reports here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30491435

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If you wish, you may send your messages of condolence to our friends in the Diocese of Peshawar at commdeskdop@gmail.com or info@peshawardiocese.org

Thank You

 

 

 

 

 

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