Let us remember before God all the victims of violence in our world, and their loved ones who grieve.
Let us pray all those seriously injured and traumatized and those who tend them in hospitals.
Let us pray too for all who are perpetrators of religiously-based violence and the chaos it brings.
Pray for conversion of hearts.
Pray that the world be free of such crimes against humanity.
Pray that we all live by the counsel given by God through his servant Micah:
“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God”.
adapted from a prayer by Archbishop Fred Hiltz
Primate of Canada