Prayer for Kongsberg, Norway, after the bow killing

God who set your bow in the sky for peace,
we pray for all Kongsberg,
city born in the deep of mining,
bright with its silver, 
now bright with everyone’s tears.

We pray regret of the lost possibilities 
of those who have died,
tenderness with those who mourn,
strength for those caring for the injured,
wisdom for police 
with the temporary permission
to carry guns,
guidance for a new government
with such a sad beginning.

We pray in unity with all in Norway,
and these words in community
with Christians there …

Vår Far i himmelen!
La navnet ditt helliges.
La riket ditt komme.
La viljen din skje på jorden slik som i himmelen.
Gi oss i dag vårt daglige brød,
og tilgi oss vår skyld,
slik også vi tilgir våre skyldnere.
Og la oss ikke komme i fristelse,
men frels oss fra det onde.
For riket er ditt og makten og æren i evighet. Amen. (Prayer of our Savior, Norwegian Bokmål, words of my heritage)

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4 Responses to Prayer for Kongsberg, Norway, after the bow killing

  1. Laurie Rowan says:

    Amen. Thank you for this prayer for a city in mourning. Such a strange and horrible tragedy.

  2. Richard Yeo says:

    Thank you, Maren, from another who shares Norwegian heritage. My grandmother came from Mandal; grandfather from Flekkefjord – Dick Yeo

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