Lord, we ask that your love and peace surround and infuse everyone involved in the recent bombings in Sri Lanka. May the stench of destruction be replaced with the fragrance of the Holy Spirit; that the darkness of death will be replaced with your Light that the darkness can never put out.
Father we pray for the families who have lost loved ones. Lord fill them with your peace that passes understanding, that they will find a way to pick up their lives and continue with the work that you have called them to do.
We pray for all the injured, that you will give them wholeness and healing. That they will receive the necessary treatments to aid their recovery and heal their broken bodies; that you will minister to them and heal their broken hearts.
Lord, in your mercy , hear our prayers.
We pray for the Government of Sri Lanka, that all in power will be strengthened in their will to rebuild all that has been broken; that lack of finances will not be an issue, that money will be forthcoming for rebuilding buildings and re-training the people to replace those who have been lost.
We pray that these atrocities will cause all Sri Lankans to work together. That they will turn their back on hatred and persecution of minorities and that all will become stronger in their love of you.