Prayer for Victims of the Bombing in Lahore, Pakistan

Lift up those suffering after an attack that targeted Pakistani Christians.

Join us in praying for victims and family members affected by the bombing in Lahore, Pakistan that took place on Easter Sunday. According to CNN, a suicide bomber killed at least 69 people in a park, injuring at least 341 people. A large number of the victims were women and children. The perpetrators claim they were intentionally targeting Christians, many of whom were celebrating Easter with their families during the attack.

In the midst of this tragedy, let us come together to mourn with those affected by the bombing. Please pray especially that God would strengthen the Christian community in Pakistan in the wake of this attack. Take a moment to read through Psalm 17:1-9, in which an innocent person cries out to God for comfort and protection from his enemies. As you read, pray for the safety of those who are hurting—physically, emotionally and spiritually—in the wake of this tragedy in Pakistan.

Psalm 17:1-9 (GNTD): The Prayer of an Innocent Person

Listen, O Lord, to my plea for justice;
pay attention to my cry for help!
Listen to my honest prayer.
You will judge in my favor,
because you know what is right.

You know my heart.
You have come to me at night;
you have examined me completely
and found no evil desire in me.
I speak no evil, as others do;
I have obeyed your command
and have not followed paths of violence.
I have always walked in your way
and have never strayed from it.

I pray to you, O God, because you answer me;
so turn to me and listen to my words.
Reveal your wonderful love and save me;
at your side I am safe from my enemies.

Protect me as you would your very eyes;
hide me in the shadow of your wings
from the attacks of the wicked.

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