Father, comfort the wounded in Nice, France and everywhere

man praying Nice France memorial

Father, we reach out to families who have lost loved ones and the injured in Nice, France and everywhere terrorism strikes. We are left in shock by this tragedy. Our human minds cannot fully grasp why there is such rampant inhumanity. We do know though, evil exists where people refuse to let go of their hate. We weep for those who have been murdered with such callous precision. We pray the injured will fully recover. We understand while their physical wounds can heal, the emotional ones often linger tormenting them.

Give us the compassion the injured and their families will need. Grant us the wisdom how we can individually and as a global community, help best in their recovery. Bring a team of trauma counselors together, who will use their skills and training in the inner healing of the wounded and their families.

Heal us, oh God, as we mourn.

There will come a time for those responsible for all acts of terrorism to be brought to justice, but now is the time for grieving, for our inner healing.

Comfort your wounded people. Give us the strength and heart to continue to love in a world filled with far too much hate.


Kevin and Karen Osborne are Christian pastoral counsellors and psychotherapists. We are starting You Can Hope Again Counselling. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch while I like writing and singing songs. Karen makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Kevin enjoys teasing the kitties and making them do kitty dances with music. Their kitty, Catherine, loves it when kitty daddeh sings All Creatures Great and SmallKevin likes doing impressions.  He tells children’s stories using his hand puppet, Dr. Teddy. 




About osborne2029

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. I m in an M.A.-Ph.D program with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary to train to become a psychotherapist and priest. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on July 16, 2016, in circumstances and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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