Prayer for Beirut

Holy One of mercy and peace,
as you walked across the stormy sea
so long ago, walk in the rubble
of your great city Beirut.

Hold tenderly all who mourn today
loved ones who have died
and those who are waiting
for identifications,
and for those who are missing
to be found.

Be among those who care
for the wounded,
and those who try to cope
with this catastrophe
in the midst of the struggle
ongoing with covid-19.

In the chaos of broken buildings
and the aftermath
of the terrible rain of glass,
give moments of hope,
the welcome kindness of neighbors
and the generosity of the world.

To the re-construction
of the city itself, bring courage
and to the equally long
reconstruction
of the confidence of people
so de-stabilized, bring peace,
for we pray,
in all your holy names. amen.

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7 Responses to Prayer for Beirut

  1. Stephen Price says:

    Amen. Amen. and Amen

  2. Jessica McArdle says:

    Amen.

  3. Karen Rousey says:

    Who wrote this?

  4. We will all be there in prayer..
    Lord save all lives.
    Amen🙏

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