Ecumenical prayers from Southwark
To all clergy, Deanery Lay Chairs and churchwardens of Southwark Diocese
The Bishop of Southwark has asked me to write to you.
He says, ‘At this difficult time following the events on London Bridge and in Borough Market last night it is important that we join together in strong prayer for all those who were affected by last night’s events, especially for those whose lives have been changed by the terrible events on our streets. Please also prayer for the emergency services as they respond to the needs of those affected, seek to keep us safe and care for the injured. Pray for the coming of God’s Kingdom in our troubled work.
Our Dean has written this prayer which I commend for your use:
Loving God, when terror came to our doorstep,
and stalked our streets
you were there with us
in the fear and agony.
Remain with us
and with all those caught up
in the horror of these events,
the injured and distressed
those who died
and all who seek your peace
which passes understanding.
My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by last night’s attack and with you all especially today.’
He has also asked me to let you know that at present Southwark Cathedral is within the police cordon and sadly has remained closed today. The Bishop and the Dean will give an update on whether it will be possible to hold the Pentecost Service in Southwark Cathedral as soon as they know. Look out for information on Twitter and Facebook and for another email.
With every good wish,
Wendy S Robins
Director of Communications and Resources and Bishop’s Press Officer
4 Chapel Court
Borough High Street
London SE1 1HW
Tel: 020 7939 9436
Mob: 07831 694021