A prayer for London

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Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu
19 June 2017

Eternal God, now more than ever do we understand that everyone of us is connected, none of us is alone.

None of us untouched by the suffering in our city, in London. Our ears are filled with the sounds of sirens, our eyes and minds are full of the sight of terrible terrible suffering.

We think of those who lost their lives in Grenfell Tower. They and their families are like us and our grandparents and parents. They came here for a better life and a life of peace.

We think about the terrible wounds, and the terrible deaths of those in Borough Market and London Bridge, and Westminster, and now outside the Finsbury Park Mosque and we search for the courage it takes to carry on. To live with such loss and such pain.

Give us the courage to fight for what is right, and the gentleness to be open to our grief, and let every scar that we Londoners must bear, be one day part of what will make us strong, and let us say, Amen.

Rabbi Ambalu is the rabbi at Kehillah North London

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