Statements and prayer following attacks and tragedy

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by recent tragedies and terrorist attacks, including most recently at Finsbury Park in London.

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Almighty, all merciful God,
Through Christ Jesus you have taught us to love one another, to love our neighbours as ourselves, and even to love our enemies.
In times of violence and fear, let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, so that we may not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good.
Help us to see each person in light of the love and grace you have shown us in Christ.
Send your spirit and renew the face of the earth; teach us to be compassionate towards the whole human family; strengthen the will of all those who fight for justice and for peace.
Put away the nightmares of terror and awaken us to the dawning of your new creation.
Establish among us a future where peace reigns, justice is done with mercy, and all are reconciled with each other.
Amen

The Revd Nigel Cowgill and the Revd Michaela Youngson, District Chairs, the Methodist London District

A Prayer for Times of Change and Uncertainty

Faithful God, 
In all times and seasons
You are our companion and our guide.
Even when sorrow, fear or anxiety overwhelm us,
And we feel that we have lost contact with you,
You do not abandon us.
Hold us in your love,
And help us to be still, and to know that you are God
Now, and always.
Amen.