Prayers for London

As we celebrate Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit we turn our thoughts to colleagues in Southwark Diocese as they seek to offer help, support and prayer for those affected by the London attack.

We will say prayers today at the Thy Kingdom Come Beacon event at Hereford Cathedral and also at church services across the diocese for those killed, injured and their loved ones.

We also give thanks for the bravery of those in the emergency and medical services and people who were nearby at the time.

A prayer for peace:

Gracious God,

We pray for peace in our communities this day.
We commit to you all who work for peace and to end tensions,
And those who work to uphold law and justice.
We pray for an end to fear,
For comfort and support to those who suffer.
For calm in our streets and cities,
That people may go about their lives in safety and peace.
In your mercy, hear our prayers,
now and always. Amen