St Alban's Church

Churchill Parken 6, Langelinie, DK 1263, Copenhagen, Denmark | Map


Today is: Tuesday 27th, 2022

Prayers for Manchester — A Message from the Chaplain

Posted on Wednesday 24th May, 2017

My dear friends,

Many of you will have woken-up yesterday morning to the terrible news from Manchester.

It is difficult to find the words to express our horror and revulsion at such an appalling act of terrorism. The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, spoke for many of us when he described his “shock, grief and anger” at what had happened. Bishop David said:

“In our grief we call upon God to extend his everlasting arms to those whose lives have been cut short; in our shock we call upon him to reach out with his embracing arms to comfort those who have been scarred in body or in mind; in our anger we call upon him to strengthen us with his mighty arms, to resist evil and build us through love of one another into an ever closer unity across our rich diversity.”

Here in Copenhagen, our beautiful church building will be open all this week (see website for times) for those who want somewhere to light a candle and say a prayer. We will also remember all those affected by the Manchester attack at our Ascension Day service tomorrow morning at 10.30, and at this coming Sunday’s Sung Eucharist, also at 10.30.

God of compassion,
you hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress;
accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by the bombing in Manchester;
We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one,
young ones who are in deep distress,
and those who are injured, traumatized or awaiting news.
Strengthen them in their hour of need,
grant them perseverance and courage to face the future
and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives;
this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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