Evidently, the wild speculations have already begun (to say nothing of the irresponsible Photoshopping).
Our focus should naturally be on continued prayers for all those directly or indirectly involved in the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. However, I hope you will take up a related task, in the service of the victims & their families or friends , the first-responders & everyone involved in investigating this callous crime.
Please be vigilant for "fact-free" claims about the tragedy, no matter their sources! You can help stomp on any confusion or outright lies quickly, with the help of Snopes site! (www dot snopes dot com, or see below)
Snopes has set up a page cataloging rumors and gossip, providing the nugget of truth--if any--in dozen of circulated stories. To help your family, friends or acquaintances who may be confused by irresponsible rumors, please refer them to Snopes' new page focusing on the marathon tragedy:
Please pray with me: “Thank you, dear Lord, for protecting so many runners and bystanders Monday afternoon, so that now we mourn & pray for hundreds where thousands might have been killed or grievously injured.
Lord, Great Physician, help everyone involved! May all victims of the Boston Marathon bombings recover as fully as possible. May You be with them & with their family & friends during this tragic time. Help them please in even their worst hours to believe that Your tender Love always surrounds them. And each one of us who can only mourn or pray or hold a hand.
Lord, bless and guide all first-responders, surgeons & care-givers, and both local & national investigators. Of Your mercy, help them all to be at the top of their game. In Your Son's Name. Amen."
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