Prayer for Paris

Most gracious God,
look with mercy and compassion
on the people of Paris,
especially upon those who are injured,
with their families and friends.
Bless the bereaved and receive the dead
into your loving keeping.
Help us to bring an end
to war and violence everywhere,
and turn the hearts of those
who commit terror.
Bless emergency service workers
and all upon whom we depend for safety.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Very Rev’d Stephen Williams
Dean of Newcastle