A Prayer for Manchester

23rd May 2017
From a Catholic school in Manchester to parents this morning:
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are deeply saddened by the bomb attack in Manchester last night. A very small number of Loreto students were in attendance at the Concert and mercifully all are safe and well. This morning in school we have shared the prayer below in all registrations and meetings.  The Chapel will be open today to remember all who have been affected by the attack.


Prayer for Manchester
Compassionate and loving Father,
We pray for all those affected by the Manchester Arena explosion last night. 
May those missing be reunited quickly with their families.
We pray for healing for those suffering and peace to those grief-stricken and angry.
We pray with thanks for the paramedics and police for the care and help they constantly give.
Hear our prayers too for those who support terrorism in your name. May they be enlightened by your truth and love which exposes the dignity of all people irrespective of belief, race, or culture.
We pray that we show our love and compassion for others, in our words and actions.