13 Nov 2015

Pray For Paris

Today when I woke up and realised that it was Friday 13th, I thought "Isn't today the day people call the unlucky day?" I didn't make most of it because I'm not supersticious.

At around 9:15pm (Paris Saturday 14th 3:15am), I was browsing instagram when  I saw many of the people I follow on Instagram hash tagging #prayforparis. I went to google to look what was happening and it was BREAKINGNEWS on BBC.com
France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 120 people were killed in gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
Some 80 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris. Gunmen took many hostages there before being overpowered by police. Others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city centre restaurants. Seven attackers are reported killed. Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city."

On CBC.ca I read

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has spoken to members of his national security team to ensure the safety of Canadians in the wake of a series of attacks that saw dozens of people killed in Paris Friday night.

"These terrorist attacks are deeply worrying and obviously unsettling to people around the world," Trudeau said before leaving for the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey.

"We will keep people apprised as more unfolds but I have been speaking with our national security team to ensure that everything is being done to keep people safe."

Trudeau expressed solidarity with Canada's "French cousins" and said Canada has offered all possible assistance to the government of France in wake of the siege at a concert hall in Paris.

"We have offered all of our help and support to the government of France, to the people of France at this time. And we'll continue to engage with our allies around the world in ensuring the safety of Canadians and others both here at home and around the world."

My heart goes to all those who have lost their lives this early morning in Paris. To those who are suffering, may Lord keep you under His mantel.

Thinking of you Paris.

1 comment:

  1. It never occurred to me that it happens on Friday the 13th. Paris is in my prayers.


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