Praying for our enemies

9 July, 2005 at 11:36 pm 1 comment

Quite a challenge in the wake of the London bombings, isn't it? Yet Jesus gives a command that is a deliberate rejection of the cycle of violence, hatred and revenge. He says that we are to love our enemies, too. Praying for them as people we love (rather than as those we hate and fear) is immensely challenging. So, as soon as the news broke, we set up a vigil cangle – a huge candle with 6 tealights set into it. We prayed for the victims and their families, the rescuers and medics, the government, the G8 summit and for a world in which poverty is history and justice and peace render terrorism and violence redundant. We also prayed this prayer: "We light a candle for the bombers. Restore their humanity. Keep them from further evil. Have mercy on their souls."


Entry filed under: faith & spirituality, terrorism.

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  • 1. Lucy Berry  |  16 July, 2005 at 7:36 am

    I love this.Very very important.

    Can I lift it to put in the Muswell Hill URC mag please? – naturally with spiel about Wolsblog.–>


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