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A Prayer for Manchester

Tuesday 23rd May 2017


A Collect for Peace
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, 
to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom:
Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies;
that we, surely trusting in your defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

 To watch a video of the Prayer Service 



Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop John Sentamu & the Bishop of Manchester reflect on the terror attack at the Manchester Arena following the prayer service 

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