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Prayers for Paris From Delmarva

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Mourners gather following last Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo: CBS) Mourners gather following last Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo: CBS)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- As France continues to reel from last Friday's terrorist attacks, an outpouring of support has swelled on social media with the hashtag "Prayers for Paris." More than 70 million people shared their prayers for Paris on Instagram, according to the social network. 

Pastor Bruce Glisson of Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury said prayer plays an important role in tragedies such as the Paris attacks. He said, "Prayer is extremely powerful. It's how we call on the name of God for him to bring healing and peace in these types of tragedies."

Paris native Veronique Diriker, who lives on Delmarva, said the last few days have been difficult for her, because she was unable to contact her family. Diriker learned through social media that Facebook launched an app to help connect loved ones.

"I thought it was a great idea on the part of Facebook, they had an app that allowed people to say that they were safe," she said. "It was very helpful to me because I could find out yes indeed my family and friends were safe." 

Diriker said the signs of solidarity and humanity she has seen all across social media has been heart-warming. 

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