Prayer for Beirut

LMU Campus Ministry offers the following prayer for the people of Beirut, in the aftermath of today’s tragedy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Beirut. #PrayforBeirut #PrayforLebanon

The LMU family mourns with our Lebanese and Lebanese-American sisters and brothers in the aftermath of the devastating explosions that occurred in Beirut earlier today. United in solidarity, support, and kinship, we pause and offer our prayers for all those who are suffering.

God of love, whose compassion never fails;
Gather our hearts, minds, and voices as one as
we bring before you the griefs and perils of the people of Beirut, Lebanon
in the aftermath of today’s catastrophic explosions.

United in solidarity with our Lebanese sisters and prayers, we pray:

May the beauty of the gardens of Lebanon be restored.
May the peace shattered in Beirut be renewed.
May your children taken from this world by the blasts in Beirut,
be welcomed mercifully into your embrace.
And, may their loved ones who remain be comforted by all the world’s peoples.

In God’s good name we pray. Amen.