Boston, Mass., Apr 18, 2013 / 15:40 pm
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, people of diverse faith backgrounds are uniting in prayer for the victims and offering support to all those affected.
"Even when our heart aches, we summon the strength that maybe we didn't even know we had, and we carry on; we finish the race," said U.S. President Barack Obama at an interfaith prayer service in Boston on April 18.
"Scripture tells us to run with endurance the race that is set before us," the president observed. "As we do, may God hold close those who've been taken from us too soon, may he comfort their families and may he continue to watch over these United States of America."
Obama joined numerous religious leaders in speaking at an interfaith prayer service at the Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Cross