A prayer for Paris, following the atrocities on Friday 13th November 2015
God of liberty,
your Spirit sets us free to flourish and delight
in your love and goodness.
God of equality,
you adopt us as your children
to be heirs of your grace.
God of fraternity,
you draw us together in your Son
and strengthen the bonds that unite us in a common humanity.
Shine your light of hope into the darkness
of oppression, division and hatred,
that we may be set free from these chains
as equal brothers and sisters,
and the world rejoice in your peace.
Wipe away the tears of grief and sorrow
and deliver us from evil;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
© Ian Black 2015