Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Prayer for Manchester's continued healing as the city moves forward

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Lord, today we pray for Manchester as the city attempts to return to a semblance of normalcy. With the Victoria railway station reopened today, people will attempt to continue life as usual, over a week after the tragic terrorist attack that killed 22 precious individuals. Thank you for the powerful time of paying tribute last night, with hundreds contemplating the loss of life in this place. Lord, we do not want to forget what happened at Manchester Arena. We want to remember those whose lives were cut short, and we want this act of hatred and violence to motivate us toward personal peace and kindness. May our hearts not become bitter or callous, but may our resolve to make a positive difference in the world grow ever stronger. We also ask your blessing on British officials and Manchester police as they continue to unravel the puzzle of how this attack was able to succeed. Finally, we continue to pray for those traumatized by the May 22 attack. Please bring healing into their lives on every level. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.


  1. Update: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-49016719

  2. Years later, and update: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/uk/manchester-arena-bombing-man-arrested-gbr-uk-intl/index.html