A Prayer for the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy
Dear Sisters and dear Brothers in Christ,
Gradually the peace of the morning was transformed for all of us as news of the tragedy in Las Vegas became clear. It was not at all clear what we could possibly do in the midst of so much horror and loss. I started to pray. Let us all pray.
Your sister in Christ,
In a place where thousands gathered together to experience something good, horror changed countless lives as one chose to do immeasurable evil and hard. Lord, please, we pray for all who have suffered and continue to suffer. Once again our hearts are torn apart by the pain of so many. We do not understand, Lord, but pray you help us find the faith to continue to affirm life and good in the midst of death and evil. Heavenly Father, comfort all who not only mourn the loss of their loved ones, and all who are still desperately searching for those from whom they have not heard. Hear their prayers, and ours.
Lord Jesus, we pray for all who suffer in this world. Please, Lord, grant peace. Never let our hearts stop hurting for those who cry, or are struggling between life and death. Lord, you taught us to cry with those who are crying and mourn with those who are in grief. Lord, hear our prayers. Only you can transform prayers into strength for those who so suffer and sense your presence, and learn, they are not alone. We are with them and seek to do what we can to be part of the healing this world so needs....please let us not conclude with Amen, for it so often signifies the end of our prayer. Let us continue...
Joint CommemorationGeneva, 24 October 2016
Respected church leaders, dear sisters and brothers -
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
I write this email to you a week ahead of the Joint Catholic - Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation to take place in Lund and Malmoe (Sweden) on October 31. [...]
Tragedy in Nice, France
Arch. Lauma Zušēvica