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Toronto Tragedy

posted 2 May 2018, 08:02 by Mennonite Church Alberta   [ updated 2 May 2018, 08:15 ]

A Note from David Martin, MCEC Executive Minister

Toronto Tragedy
I invite your prayers for the victims of the tragedy that is unfolding in Toronto over these past days. In the midst of unspeakable horror, countless lives have been touched by disbelief, grief and tragedy. Pray for those who have lost loved ones, for those recovering from injuries, the friends and families who have been impacted and for the first responders who continue to address many challenges of investigation and cleanup. May our prayers for healing encompass all who have been affected by this tragedy, including the young man whose actions have taken such a devastating toll on so many.

In the face of such unsettling news, pray for our MCEC congregations in Toronto who are confronting this tragedy more directly and for whom this experience is much more immediate. Pray that they will have the appropriate words of wisdom that will bring comfort in the midst of grief and perspective in the face of bewildering circumstances. Pray too for all of us that when our world is shattered by violent acts, that we will remember the words of the Psalmist, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

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