Sri Lanka Reflection26/04/2019
On Easter Sunday, whilst worshipping in Church or residing peacefully in hotels, nearly 300 people were killed and some 500 injured across Sri Lanka as the result of six bombings.
In our liturgies on Wednesday 24 April we observed a minute’s silence, pausing to stand with and pray for the people of Sri Lanka, especially those who were killed or are mourning loved ones.
We pray for, and commit ourselves afresh, to peace and understanding between all people of God’s world.
A Prayer for Sri Lanka
God of resurrection life
we pray for the people of Sri Lanka.
We commend to your eternal love
those who have been senselessly killed
as they gathered for Easter celebrations,
and we pray for those who mourn.
We pray for the many injured
and for all caring for them.
We proclaim the hope of the risen Christ
as we pray for peace,
peace for the people of Sri Lanka
and for all who are persecuted
because of their faith.
We pray for peace
among the nations of the world.
In the truth and hope of the risen Christ
transform all darkness to light,
all fear to trust,
and all hatred to love,
in the name of Jesus Christ,
our risen Saviour.