belgium-reconciliation-smallArchbishop Justin writes:

“In the great Holy Week of Christian prayer and mercy, the Brussels attacks shock all those who seek peace and justice through the terrible cruelty and utter separation from all that is of God.

“Once again we see the contrast between the vain efforts to terrify through indiscriminate murder, and the call of God to be those who show mercy, who seek peace and pursue it.

“Let us at every service this week pray for those caught up in the traumatic events at the airport and in the City of Brussels.”

lahore-bombingFollowing news of the suicide bombing in Lahore on Easter Sunday, Archbishop Justin tweeted: “We pray for the victims of Lahore to the crucified God, who brings hope in despair, whose love is with the victims, who promises justice.”

Compassionate God and Father of all,
we are horrified at violence
in so many parts of the world.
It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified.
Hold back the hands that kill and maim;
turn around the hearts that hate.
Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace –
peace that passes our understanding
but changes lives,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We continue to pray with our partners in the Community of the Cross of Nails across the world for all those affected by terrorist violence, seeking God’s peace and protection for all.

Prayer for Brussels and Lahore