For the Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

This collect was first used on Sunday, April 21st, in memory of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Old North Church, Boston

The Old North Church, Boston. Photo by Halliday Historic Photograph Company.

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the Boston Marathon bombing, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant our nation the resolve to carry on our lives with faith and dignity, that we may bear witness to thy salvation, and may come eventually to know the joys of thy kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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