We pray for our communities in Britain at this time, especially for those communities in England that have suffered in the violence of the last week. We ask you to embolden your people in those communities to be beacons of hope, compassion and strength and by their lives be examples of your Son, Jesus Christ, so drawing others to you, our only hope in this world. We pray for our leaders, nationally and locally, for the Police and the Emergency Services, that in spite of bureaucracy and lack of resources, they would be strong in leadership, just, honest and consistent in all they do to serve their communities.
Hear our prayer.
by Hilary Murray (Gwynedd, Wales: 2011)