Response to France lorry attack

The Bishop of Dover has urged people to pray in the wake of the attack in Nice.

Speaking in the wake of the attack, the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott said:

“Events like last night’s attack in Nice rightly leave us speechless and bereft. It is hard to know how to respond, what could possibly make a difference. But we believe in a God of mercy and peace, so there is certainly one thing we can do, and that’s pray. I would urge people to pray for all those affected, for France and for our world today and over the coming weeks.”

He offered the following prayer for use by churches and individuals:

God of love,
We offer our questions to you.
We offer our pain and grief to you.
We offer our anger to you.
Bring healing to the people of Nice,
Grant world leaders your wisdom,
Bring peace to divided communities,
And embrace us all in your love.

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