So many around the world have been praying for those killed and injured in violent extremism this week in Paris, France. We are praying for all who have lost their lives in these events and their loved ones, and for so many others in France and around the world who share the trauma, shock and grief at these acts of terror.
So, we put together this prayer to share, using a version of the "Prayer for Peace" once attributed to St. Francis, but now thought to have originated instead 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.