These 22 candles surrounded the altar at Holy Trinity this morning during our communion service.
God of compassion,
you hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress; accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by the bombing in Manchester;
We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one,
young ones who are in deep distress
those who are injured, traumatized or awaiting news strengthen them in their hour of need, grant them perseverance and courage to face the future and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives; this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Southend Foodbank - Continuing to Support Families in Crisis