Father God, today we pray for those affected by the parcel bomb that detonated Friday in Lyon, France. We praise you that there were no casualties. We pray for the 13 people injured, for their physical wounds to heal fully and for their hearts and minds to find peace in you. We pray for the damage to local businesses, that the repairs are minimal and do not cause financial hardship. Lord, we thank you for the French police and for their commitment to pursuing the perpetrator. We pray that investigators can quickly identify and apprehend him. We pray that this person is cooperative and forthcoming with information as the investigators seek to gain insight into this attack. We pray that this is an isolated incident and not linked to a larger terrorist plot. God, we live in a broken world and struggle to comprehend the violence that occurs. We are reminded of our absolute need to put our trust in you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer contributed by regular guest prayer blogger Brandi South:
Brandi South resides in Chambersburg, PA, with her husband, their daughter, and their two rescue cats. She is employed at Shippensburg University of PA and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree starting in the fall. Brandi is a member of Grand Point Church in Chambersburg where she enjoys serving on the First Impressions Team as a greeter. Some of her favorite scripture passages are Psalm 25 and Ephesians 2.