Prayer of the Faithful
In response to requests for prayers in remembrance of the Christchurch mosque attacks on 15 March 2019 we invite you to choose from the following prayers.
On the anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks 2020
For all victims of the mosque shootings; may the souls of the deceased rest in the peace of God; (pause) may the scars of the living receive the healing balm of the Spirit. We pray to the Lord.
For those whose hearts are bound by hatred and fear; may they recognise God’s promise to change our stony hearts and place his spirit in us. We pray to the Lord.
For the leaders of faith communities: Bishops, Imams, Vicars, Elders, Priests, Ministers, Monks and Rabbis; may the bridges of solidarity built between us continue in peace. We pray to the Lord.
For all scarred by the memories of the mosque attacks; may the Spirit fill them with God’s abiding peace. We pray to the Lord.
For first responders; may their service to those in need continue with unwavering compassion. We pray to the Lord.
For all who laboured to restore the mosques; may their sacrifices be rewarded. We pray to the Lord.
For all who thirst for the truth; may the disciples of the Lord give faithful witness to God’s presence in our world. We pray to the Lord.
For those who do not know God; may they be open to his voice and harden not their hearts. We pray to the Lord.
For those who live with hatred; may the love of God be poured into their hearts. We pray to the Lord.
For the plight of refugees; may prejudice be replaced with a love that respects the dignity of each person. We pray to the Lord.
For those who thirst for justice and truth; may God’s will be done. We pray to the Lord.