January 19, 2021

A Day of Silence and Prayer for Paris and all Peace-loving People


We will not have Saturday Ramblings today.

Instead, we urge silence and prayers for our friends in France, who have suffered tremendously over the past 24 hours.

Sadly, we could do this every week, because it seems that every moment somewhere in the world peace-loving people are under attack.

Prince of Peace, have mercy on us.

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O God, do not keep silence;
    do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
Even now your enemies are in tumult;
    those who hate you have raised their heads.

• Psalm 83:1-2


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  2. let this be so….

  3. seneca griggs says

    Ours is a world in desperate need of a Saviour. We have been reminded.

  4. Oh Lord, we pray for the terrorists that their hearts ands minds may be opened to you and turned toward your love and peace. Empty them of anger and hate that they may love all those whom you have created instead if the desire to destroy. Amen.

  5. Ronald Avra says

    God’s grace on France

  6. Lord, be with the people of Paris. Protect and heal them. Help the injured to recover, help those who have lost loved ones to grieve their dead; help them and all the French people not to become captive to the spirits of fear and hatred, and the desire for revenge. Guide France and all the world to peace.

    Lord, help me not to hate my enemies, not to hate those who harm me or those I love. Help me not to surrender to the spirits of fear, anger and revenge; teach me to be strong with your strength, Jesus, the strength that forgives and loves in the face of hatred and death.

    I do not know how to pray for my enemies, Lord, though I believe that you would have me pray for them. And so I commit them to your understanding and love, the understanding that sees the causes of all actions, and that loves from the other side of the your cross.

  7. Last night I was leaving work when I started to hear about it. But it was early reports on CNN so I didn’t realize the gravity …yet. Then I was with some guys and I pulled out my Android and saw the news and was shocked. I cried when I realized that France is having their September 11. I think of the lives lost, the families shattered, relationships destroyed and just how evil…evil can truly be, Its days like today that I struggle with faith in God because you see the problem of evil, and are reminded as to how severe it can be. Its just overwhelming, and numbing.

    I am a history major and studied history like crazy in grad school. Last night as I was in bed I was thinking that France hasn’t seen this kind of violence since World War II. That stunned me.

    I don’t have any other words to say. I am just stunned and in shock. The scale and brutality is overwhelming.

    I don’t know what to say…

  8. Vinny in Tennessee says

    God help us all!

  9. Lord, deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever,and ever, Amen! Thanks be to God.

  10. Clay Crouch says

    Almighty God, kindle, we beseech thee, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with thy wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity thy dominion may increase till the earth is filled with the knowledge of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who
    liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

  11. La paix soit sur France. Peace upon France.

  12. Burro [Mule] says

    Saint Genevieve the KInd, peace-maker and pacifier of fierce warriors, spread the kirtle of your intercessions over the your sorrowing city in these sad and tragic days.

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