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A Prayer to End Nigerian Terrorism

O God, look after those affected by terrorism. Soften the hearts of those who inflict violence on others. Grant courage to those who face terrorism.

We pray for peace and an end to suffering by Father John O'Brien, OFM Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for Protection of Vienna Youth from Terrorism

In this holy season of Advent,

we wait, Lord, for your coming.

As we stand before injustice and violence,

most recently with the attack in Vienna,

our hearts long for healing and redemption.

Continue to pour into our hearts

a steady confidence that you will come to heal us.

Intensify our willingness to be instruments of your healing.

Come and save your people. Amen by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for Victims of the Vienna Terror Attack

Loving Lord.

Please embrace those who have died in the Vienna terror attack and heal those who have been injured  Llet your infinite love protect all those in Vienna and end the terrorism

by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism

A prayer for those murdered in the Nice Cathedral attack

“A New Beginning”

Lord, Lord, Lord!

Three people have come before you:

They came before you in silent prayer and then,

Unexpectedly, like fierce, freak weather,

They came in person –

We beg you to welcome them in all their unexpectedness,

To meet them in their coming and to have mercy on them!

Let them enter your flaming love and suffuse them with

Your heart’s embrace, like coals let them glow with grace

And, like the light on the sea, let them sparkle like stars,

But more brilliantly than the glowing colours of the rainbow.

Lord, Lord! Lord!

Three people were abruptly separated from their families,

You know the shock of the unexpected news of their death,

You know what shock waves spread throughout the country,

Around the world –

We beg you to send your consoling Spirit to comfort and encourage The relatives and those around, enveloping them

In blessings beyond telling, spilling over to all they meet.

Lord! Lord! Lord!

How we need your mercy to pour through the lives of all,

Running, like a flash flood, but staying, like ground water,

Seeping into the hearts that need softening, healing,

Helping us to go beyond recriminations, revenge,

Extremism, discouragement, and despair –

Rebuilding love, forgiveness, dialogue, understanding

And hope:

That today there will be a new beginning

Unfolding in all our tomorrows.

by Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism

Une prière pour les assassinés lors de l'attaque de la cathédrale de Nice

"Un nouveau départ"

Seigneur, Seigneur, Seigneur!

Trois personnes sont venues avant vous:

Ils sont venus devant vous dans une prière silencieuse et ensuite,

De manière inattendue, comme un temps féroce et anormal,

Ils sont venus en personne -

Nous vous prions de les accueillir dans toute leur imprévu,

Pour les rencontrer dans leur venue et avoir pitié d'eux!

Laissez-les entrer dans votre amour flamboyant et imprégnez-les de

L'étreinte de ton cœur, comme les charbons, laisse-les briller de grâce

Et, comme la lumière sur la mer, laissez-les scintiller comme des étoiles,

Mais plus brillamment que les couleurs éclatantes de l'arc-en-ciel.

Seigneur, Seigneur! Seigneur!

Trois personnes ont été brusquement séparées de leur famille,

Vous connaissez le choc de la nouvelle inattendue de leur mort,

Vous savez quelles ondes de choc se sont propagées dans tout le pays,

Autour du monde -

Nous vous prions d'envoyer votre Esprit réconfortant pour réconforter et encourager les proches et ceux qui les entourent, les enveloppant

Dans des bénédictions au-delà de dire, se répandant sur tout ce qu'ils rencontrent.

Seigneur! Seigneur! Seigneur!

Comment nous avons besoin de votre miséricorde pour se répandre dans la vie de tous,

Courir, comme une crue éclair, mais rester, comme l'eau souterraine,

Infiltrant dans les cœurs qui ont besoin d'être adoucis, guéris,

Nous aider à dépasser les récriminations, la vengeance,

Extrémisme, découragement et désespoir -

Reconstruire l'amour, le pardon, le dialogue, la compréhension

Et l'espoir:

Qu'aujourd'hui il y aura un nouveau départ

Se déployant dans tous nos lendemains.

par Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for the Victims of Violence in France

O Blessed Virgin Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of France and of all, to you do we entrust the cause of life. Look down, O Mother, upon the men and women who are victims of brutal violence. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for the world the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely. So may we build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.

Eternal rest grant unto the victims of violence, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them’

Adapted from JPII"s closing prayer of his encyclical on the Gospel of Life

by Father Mark White


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