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Prayers for Boston

Lord, have mercy.  Christ have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.
 
We pray to you, merciful God, at this confusing and difficult time following the explosions in Boston.  You are our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.  Uphold us with your love and give us the strength we need.  Help us in our confusion and guide our actions.  Heal the hurt, console the bereaved and afflicted, protect the innocent and helpless, and deliver any who are still in peril, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
 
"The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it."  - John 1:5

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