A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas tourist area killing at least a dozen and injuring many more. There is an ongoing terror situation with the main suspect at large. Spanish police also say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack. These attackers were reportedly wearing explosive belts.
Pray for the security services to respond effectively. Pray for those treating the injured and comforting the mourning. Pray the leaders of our countries as they seek to understand the motivation for this warlike activity. Pray that God’s people might be true peacemakers. Pray that we may point people to Jesus the prince of peace.
The prayer below might be useful for you to pause and use right now:
Dear Lord, we pray for the ongoing terror situation in Barcelona.
Father God, please comfort the mourning, help those caring for the injured and calm the fears of those who are frightened and confused.
Merciful God, we pray that the security services may respond effectively to bring peace and safety.
Almighty God, we pray for the leaders of our countries as they seek to understand the motivation for this violent activity.
Lord Jesus, we ask that God’s people might be true peacemakers in this and every situation of conflict.
May your church Lord, point people to the prince of peace.
We ask this in our Saviour’s worthy name and for his glory
P.S. We are thankful to report that one of our church families on holiday was at that location earlier today but in God’s goodness they had left the area by the time of the attack.