Fr Ken Leech was a great campaigner for peace and justice. He asked that, if possible, a Vigil of Prayer for Peace and Justice be kept the evening before his funeral. We’ve been very pleased to organise this at St Chrysostom’s. Many people have sent prayers and reflections for the Vigil.
The Vigil begins at 7pm (BST) and ends at 10pm on Tuesday 13th October.
We’d love you to follow the Vigil, and join in, if you wish. Follow on twitter or facebook using the hashtag #KenLeechVigil You could simply say you are praying, or you could give a short prayer or topic for prayer, and do share this invitation by retweeting or in other ways.
Here is a prayer offered for the Vigil by Canon Paul Oestreicher
Father of all, in this broken world may we pray not for
Muslim, Christian or Jew
Palestinian or Israeli
Rich or Poor
Gay or Straight
Torturer or Victim
Saint or Sinner
but for ourselves, that we may not divide them, but hold them together in our hearts as your children, for whom Jesus died, and in whom he lives.