People around the world are in shock and sadness at the terrible shattering of peace and loss of lives by terrorists in Paris, France on November 13, 2015.
DisciplesNet--a church along the internet highways, shares our condolences and our love. And we also send this gift, a video created and humbly offered to bring a sense of God's presence and desire for peace, even in such devastating times.
The "Prayer for Peace" we have adapted is often attributed to St. Francis, but now thought by many to have instead originated from within France around 1912.
Thank you for joining us. We hope that this video brings a sense of peace, and if it did, that you will share it around and let us know.
Peace and grace to you,
DisciplesNet Church is a grassroots church and ministry on the internet that is all about finding ways to cross barriers and boundaries to share God's love with the world. Our website is disciplesnet.org and email is firstname.lastname@example.org
DisciplesNet is grateful to University of Texas, Austin, USA college student Julia Hascke for reading the prayer for us in French and sharing many of her photos with us, and to Helen Bunting, Texas, for supplying the background music, "Prelude in C" and "Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach", recorded and mastered by Recording by Direct Resonance Recording Studio, drsrecording.com .
We are also grateful to those sharing photos: Julia Haschke, Gary Haschke, Deb Phelps, Susan McNeely, David Oh, Jim Powell, and Wikimedia Commons.
Wikimedia Commons photos include those from articles on: "Paris," "France," "vineyard," "Peace Crane Project-(3 children and peace cranes- photo April 2013 by SandianeCarter);" statue of Cain: ("Caïn venant de tuer son frère Abel" ("Cain" after killing his brother), 1896, in Jardin de Tuileries, Paris, by Henri Vidal.
The photos not originating in France are from the Oklahoma City, USA, National Peace Memorial: "Jesus Wept," and Children's memorial; also from garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem ("Peace"); Water from "Christ and the Samaritan Woman" by Stephen Broadbent, at Chester Cathedral, UK, shared by Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Art in the Christian Tradition.