Prayers in the wake of Easter bombing in Lahore, Pakistan

March 29, 2016



God of heavy cross and empty tomb,
we pray for the people of Lahore, Pakistan.

Help and heal the wounded,
receive the dying into your embrace,
and comfort those who mourn.

Strengthen rescue and relief workers
who protect and provide for others 
in the midst of crisis and chaos. 

Give leaders the wisdom and determination
to understand the causes of hatred
and prevent it from gaining force.

Put an end to all violence and war,
and restrain the impulse
to use injustice to seek justice. 

Continue to pour out your mercy
upon the victims of violence in every place. 

Hasten the coming of the day
when all the world will know
that love is more powerful than fear
and life is stronger than death;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gradye Parsons
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly

Heath Rada
Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014)

Tony De La Rosa
Interim Executive Director, Presbyterian Mission Agency

  1. I am writing to you from Pakistan. We very much appreciate your prayers and love. Its a time of great grief in our country. One of our student also lost his younger brothers. Keep praying for the bereaved families. Peace and Blessings,

    by Ameet Gabrial

    March 30, 2016

  2. Wath ever we ask god it shall he be

    by anjorin samson

    March 29, 2016

  3. Thank you for this thoughtful prayer. It is so sad that the terrorists target children and young adults. In Paris it was young adults. I pray for a miracle where they put down their guns and turn to God for help. Amen.

    by Laura Starck

    March 29, 2016