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A Prayer for Cumbria

Following the terrible tragedy in Cumbria, the Church of Engalnd web-site has published a prayer written by the clergy of Cumbria:

Prayer for our communities – Written by clergy in Cumbria

O God, Creator of us all,

in your Son, Jesus you have walked the way of darkness and death,

you send your Spirit of healing and truth to all in need

We pray for those injured or bereaved by inexplicable violence

May your gracious compassion surround and uphold them

We pray for all individuals and communities whose lives have been changed by this tragedy

May your sustaining love be present in all expressions of support offered and help received

We give thanks for the commitment and dedication of the emergency services

And pray that they may be given the strength they need to serve others

We give thanks for the resilience and courage of West Cumbrians

And pray that the bonds of community care and concern may hold fast at this time

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer

And let our cry come unto you

Amen.

http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/prayers/#cumbria

Sunset over Whitehaven from http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Cumbria/Whitehaven/pictures/1051279

June 4, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Dear Annette (If I may call you that, not having met!)

    I would just like to say a heartfelt thank you for posting the prayer for Cumbria on your website. I am currently preparing intercessional prayers for tomorrow and struggling to find the right words to include on the terrible events of last Wednesday and this prayer, coming as it does from those in the midst of the affected community, is so fitting and appropriate.

    Best Regards

    Rob Brown

    Comment by Robert Brown | June 5, 2010 | Reply


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