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Heavenly Father, we are saddened to learn about the knife attack in Villejuif, France, that has claimed two lives. We mourn for the stabbing victim who died and for his wife who sustained serious injuries. We pray that you will heal her physical wounds. We pray also that she draws strength from you as she grieves the loss of her husband and processes through the trauma of the attack. Lord, we are grateful that the police intervened quickly and stopped the attacker from causing further harm. We are saddened that he lost his life as well. We pray for his family as they grieve and try to make sense of what happened. Father, in these moments we are reminded of our vulnerability and how the course of our lives can change in a matter of minutes. Help us to not be overcome by fear and instead to keep our eyes focused on you, knowing that you have already claimed the ultimate victory. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer contributed by 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.