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Pastors Call For Prayer After Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks

A number of pastors are using their platforms to pray and encourage believers around the world after a deadly terrorist attack killed hundreds as they attended church on Easter Sunday.

Multiple, churches, hotels and tourist areas were bombed on Easter, leaving 310 dead and over 500 people injured. Attacks took place between 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. when people were attending Easter Sunday services at three churches, according to CNN.

Those churches were St. Antony’s in the capital city of Colombo; St. Sebastian’s in Negombo, north of the capital, which killed 102 people died; and the Zion Church, located in the city of Batticaloa. Preachers around the world have been using their voices to lend support and encouragement to those who are hurting.

Rev. Mark Poulson of the London Diocese took to Twitter to announce that the senior pastor of the Zion Church that was attacked in Batticaloa would be at a church prayer service at the St. John’s Church in the United Kingdom.

“Following the devastating events in Sri Lanka yesterday, an ecumenical service of prayer this evening at 6.30pm at St John’s Church, Havelock Road, Southall, UB2 4NT,” he tweeted. “The Senior Pastor of the church attacked in Batticaloa will be present. #SriLanka #StandInSolidarity #Southall.”

Pastor Mark Burns often lends his voice to CNN, MSNBC and Fox. After the tragedy he urged people to pray together.

“Extremely sad day for #SriLanka & the Christian Community world-wide,” he tweeted. “Let’s pray together my brothers and sisters. #SriLankaAttacks.”

Pastor Jim Cymbala who founded New York City’s renowned Brooklyn Tabernacle Church shared a prayer that others could also join in on.

“Prayer: Lord, we ask you to comfort those who have lost friends &loved ones in #SriLanka. Let the gospel spread &bring peace in the midst of this tragedy,” he tweeted. “We pray for the survivors &for the body of Christ there. Keep them strong &bring healing to their land. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Aside from churches, hotels were also bombed. The country has a minority Christian population of 7.4%, CNN reports.

On Monday, it was reported that 24 arrests were made in the attacks that included at least six suicide bombers.


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