A prayer for Beirut

As we continue to see and hear reports of devastation in Beirut we pray for those who are bereaved or injured and for those responding to the catastrophe that has engulfed the city.

Gracious God,

We pray for those who live and work in Beirut that
the bereaved may be consoled and
the injured comforted and healed.

We pray for the rescue services and the hospital staff
giving thanks for their commitment and skill.

In the midst of catastrophe we pray for peace, truth and justice.

As the sound of explosion fades and the smoke clears
give wisdom to those who lead,
courage to those who serve,
and hope to all.

– Prayer from the Revd Ruth Gee, Assistant Secretary of the Methodist Conference

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