God of love, whose compassion never fails; Gather our hearts, minds, and voices as one as we bring before you the griefs and perils of the people of Beirut in the aftermath of the catastrophic explosions. United in solidarity with our Lebanese sisters and prayers, we pray: May the beauty of the gardens of Lebanon be restored. May the peace shattered in Beirut be renewed. May your children taken from this world by the blasts in Beirut, be welcomed mercifully into your embrace. And, may their loved ones who remain be comforted by all the world’s peoples. In God’s good name we pray. Amen.