In the last decade, terrorism based on religious extremism has become more prominent across the world.

Groups of people claiming to be part of a religion are carrying out attacks on innocent people.

 

 

These groups encourage young people who share similar beliefs, to accept that their mission is the right thing to do; this is called radicalisation.

 

A prayer for Light in the Darkness

For those who are suffering.
For those who are injured.
For families that are separated.

For firemen, police, emergency medical workers and all public officials.
For those who serve in the armed forces.
For those who answer the call to comfort and give aid.
For those who provide support through their prayers.

For those who are dying.
For those who died while saving the lives of others.
For those who have died from acts of terrorism around the world.
For all who lost their lives.

For those who survived.
For the children who have been orphaned.
For the men and women who have lost their spouses.
For all who mourn and those who comfort them.

For peace in our city and in our world.
For unity among faiths.
For a greater appreciation and love of all humanity.

For patience and perseverance.
For calm in the midst of fear.
For forgiveness and the grace to overcome adversity.

For generosity of spirit.
For hope in times of despair.
For light in the darkness.

Gracious and Loving God,
you are our comforter and our hope.
Hear your people’s prayers as they come before you.
Strengthen us in this time of need.
Inspire us to acts of charity and generosity
and give us hope of a brighter future.

We ask this in Jesus’ name.

Amen