Dear Lord, since Cain killed his brother Abel, there has been the threat of death and murder in our world. Thwart evil and keep us under your care and protection. Watch over all the people of our world, especially those who are living in fear and sorrow in France. When such attacks occur, use us to help those who are injured. Show us how to give those who have lost loved ones the comfort that only you can provide. Open the way for us to share with everyone the good news of salvation through your son Jesus Christ. He is the only one who has faced such wicked evil and overcame it by his death and resurrection. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.