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Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Prayer for Peace in Paris

My friends I am heartbroken. My Paris, my beautiful Paris.

As many of you know I am a bone deep Francophile. I live for my trips to France. They always begin and end the same. In the city of light.

Mere words cannot describe the way I feel about Paris. But suffice to say I always feel a sense of coming home when I set foot on Parisian soil.

It would appear that I am not alone in my love. All around the world people are praying for Paris. A world joined together is always stronger than those who stand alone.

I am praying for Paris as well as for peace for the friends and family members who have been forever affected by this senseless tragedy.

Vive la France!


“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” ~ Psalm 34:18

“I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss.” A Tale of Two Cities-Charles Dickens


GSGreatEscaper said...

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite! Vive La France!

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Debra Oliver said...

This has made me heartsick. Did you see the cartoon by one of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists? She doesn't want us to pray for Paris, she would rather have music, champagne, kisses, etc... I hate to see this kind of atheisitic rebuttal from someone with such social influence. We pray for them, anyway.

Karena Albert said...

Dear Laura I know how close you are to Paris and we can only pray and spread love to all around us in this world. I hope that one day it catches the masses and they choose love not hatred.

The Arts by Karena

Lisa said...

Joining you and all others praying for Paris.

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

I feel the same way about Paris. My family left there over 350 years ago, but when I put my foot on the ground there for the first time, I felt like I was home. The home I've always been missing. I understand how you feel.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I'm still stunned about the events and a little disppointed Debra thinks the word "hate" should be in her comment when all we need is love.

Rhonda said...

The shock of that day, Friday, will be forever etched in my mind.
I was unable to move, I couldn't stop watching the news. We are all in mourning. Senseless as all tragedies like this are.

It is so hard to remain positive and upbeat when our world is collapsing.
Walk with the Lord and you shall not fear.

Bonnie said...

So distressing. My heart is hurting for all those affected. Those fighting for their lives in critical condition and those that lost their lives and their families are all in my prayers.

Christina Paul said...

This is truly heartbreaking! Such senseless evil in a city that celebrates life, love and art and beauty. Thoughts and prayers to those suffering. I was there last month and fall in love with that beautiful city anew every time I visit.

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