05/11/2013 12:00 pm
Those living with loss, in pain and fear, take a deep breath, look up and out, stand in the light and find courage. Do not be afraid. Jesus said, “I am with you always to the end of time”. Seek healing for the past, invite Him into your present and future, and take hold of his promise to accompany you on your journey into survival.
Lord Jesus, you gathered around you friends and disciples and empowered them with the Holy Spirit to face ridicule and disbelief, danger and death, yet still to persevere. We pray for the victims of crime, for all who have suffered loss, pain or injustice. Fill them with that same Spirit to confront the challenges in their lives, to witness to your healing power with strength and confidence. Build up their trust in you so that they can manage their fears and, relying on your grace and strength, continue their journey onward into the Light. In your name. Amen.