Prayers for London

Reports are still sketchy at this point, but there were at least 4 explosions on the London Underground and London Transport buses this morning at around 9am London time. From official announcements, it’s being treated as a possible terrorist attack, timed to coincide with the opening of the G8 summit.

An award-winning blog about the London Underground is being updated continuously. It may be found at London Underground Tube Diary – Going Underground’s Blog.

UPDATE: I am opening comments on this post so you may add your prayers for the people of London and for visitors to that great city who have been caught up in today’s tragic events.

For Peace Among The Nations

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

For our Enemies

O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

And finally, let’s not forget one of the reasons for the G8 summit in the first place:

For the Poor and the Neglected

Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

From The Book of Common Prayer

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