Lord, today we take a moment to celebrate the life of Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, who gave his life in exchange for a stranger during a terrorist attack in France Friday. As Beltrame's wife, his loved ones, and the nation of France honor him through his commemoration service in Paris today, we pray for comfort, peace, and courage. We pray for citizens to be inspired by Beltrame's bravery and his heroic willingness to give his life in place of a woman he did not know. Lord, we pray for this woman who had been taken hostage and then witnessed this man laying down his life for her. Please grant her full healing in your perfect timing. And may she move forward in the confidence that you have great plans for her life, and that she is of great worth. Heavenly Father, we also pray for those wounded by the attacker. Bring healing to both their physical and their psychological wounds. We pray for the others who lost loved ones, that they move forward step by step, day by day, as they experience life with this gaping wound of losing a loved one in such an unjust and despicable way. Bring them great comfort through your Spirit. May we each be inspired by Beltrame to live with courage, integrity and honor. May we bring light to those around us. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
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