Prayers for the people of Paris.

Yesterday morning like millions of people across the UK, rest of Europe and the world, I awoke to see and hear about the senseless act of terrorism and mass murder in Paris on Friday night.

Only 2 days before people from all around the world joined in the day of remembrance the signify the end of 2 world wars and numerous other conflicts around the world since then. The remembrance day signifies the loss of lives of millions of people in the armed forces as well as civilians and special services agents who gave their lives willingly in order to bring about future peace for all the future generations, and to stop similar ‘World Wars’ from happening again. These brave people fought against such horrific ideals such as fascism hatred and barbaric acts created by the likes of Hitler. and his devoted followers. Overall, the wars became justified for the reasons behind them, and as a result it has overall made the world a better place to live in. Had these wars not been fought, then our lives would be so much different and without any doubt they would have been for the worse. The younger generations have been given so much by the fact that these world wars took place, and made their future so much better than it would have been had Hitler not been stopped.

Over the years our world governments have had to make major decisions to go into countries to fight wars to prevent the situation becoming worse and to protect our countries and the people in it. Not every one will agree with this reasoning, some will say their own governments were wrong for making those decisions at the time, many believe conspiracy theories why the USA, Great Britain and other major powers around the world got involved with the likes of the Falklands War, Iran & Iraq, Afghanistan and so on. Had these decisions not been made at the time and had our troops had not gone in to these countries and fought these conflicts, the outcome could have been quite different. Instead our governments would have been blamed for not getting involved and not doing anything and just sitting by and letting matters get worse. No one could ever predict the outcome of becoming involved in these wars or conflicts.

What I do try very difficult to grasp is why there as these  groups of people around the world in our modern world, who believe and think they can justify their causes, mainly in the name of their religious beliefs by going out and attacking, murdering so many innocent lives and in such away. This is unacceptable, and it is mass murder and terrorism in the worst form, there is no justification for what and how they are doing it.

Most of the attacks on innocents have been carried in recent years have been done so by factions or groups who claim they are doing it the name of their God and  for their religious beliefs. This is a huge shame, for as we know, no God would justify the behavior that these faction groups who claim the reasons they are carrying out these atrocities, what is worse is that so many of our religions around the world are good and some of these religions and the people who practice and truly understand their beliefs  behind their religions are being given a bad name by these minority groups, it is unfair to blame people who practice a good religion, which gets ‘tainted and even twisted’ by these factions, this in turn leads to even more hatred around the world.

I’m not a dreamer, I am however a realist and I know there will never ever be world peace for ever and ever….it is just not going to happen. There will always be conflicts around the world and  countries will always take up arms and fight each other, but it has to be for the right reasons. But I do hope that one day these horrific acts of terrorism will stop. happening.

In the wake of this recent act of terrorism, I was in complete horror of how calmly these gunmen and bombers entered the theatre and restaurants and gunned down so many innocent people who were after a busy week were taking time out to enjoy a part of their lives with families and friends.

My heartfelt prayers go out to all those innocent people who lost their lives, who have been injured as do my prayers to their family and friends  who’s lives have been shattered by this barbaric act of terrorism.

Over the past five months I have worked for company Railtech International, whose main office  is based in a part of France called Gennevilliers which for those who are unsure of their geography, Gennevilliers is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, in the Hauts-de-Seine département of France. It is located 9 km from the center of Paris. My only hope and prayers are that none of my colleagues and their family or friends were in Paris Friday night, and that they are all alive and safe.




Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for
Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me. Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou
anointed my head with oil, my cup runneth
over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell
in the house of the Lord forever.

R.I.P.  –   for all those innocent lives lost in this most horrific act of terrorism.

The memory of this day will never go away, it will remain in our minds to remind us that there are such evil people in this world who carry out these acts.





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