(Indian Orthodox Herald) - Dear Friends, Please join me in Prayer for the Victims (150 plus innocent children of all ages and teachers and those many wounded) of the Deadly Terrorist Attack at the Military School, Peshawar, Pakistan
Heavenly Father our Benevolent Lord, Creator and Sustainer of us all, hear us, Your children, at this time of intolerable pain and incredulity from the inhumane act. We come to You because You are our Savior and Benefactor Who grants peace and solace to those who suffer. It is only You that can heal our wounds and relieve our pain, especially of those crying families of those lost their loved ones in this inhumane act. We here by pray that you comfort the citizens of Pakistan at this time of terrible tragedy of trial and crisis. Shield them and us under the shadow of Your Cross. Grant to us, especially those families and friends affected by this inhumane act, Your Peace, Your Comfort, Your Touch, Your Love and assistance. Bestow solace and strength to the families of the innocent victims of the barbaric act of violence. Christ our eternal King and God, You have destroyed death and the devil by Your Cross and have restored man to life by Your Resurrection; give rest, Lord, to the soul of Your children who have fallen asleep in this tragedy, in Your Kingdom. Touch and heal those surviving families and friends. Work through the doctors, nurses, and emergency crews helping those many injured and their families. We too pray for the emergency responders, the heroes of today, the local and national law enforcement personnel, and the government officials responded and assisting the Victims. Help us and people throughout the world to comprehend that we are all your children. We are all brothers and sisters created in your image and likeness. Guide us to exist in harmony with one another, respectful of each other’s human rights and human dignity. We ask this of you, for You are a sympathetic and loving God and to You do we ascribe glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen
– Fr Alexander J Kurien of the Indian Orthodox Church is the deputy administrator at the Government wide Policy (OGP) of United States government. The writer was blessed to visit this school twice.