Friday, December 14, 2012

Open prayer thread

In light of the horrific news coming out from Connecticut today, I want to offer some prayers for the victims and their families.  No prayer seems more appropriate to me right now than this one:

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Please feel free to offer your prayers as well in the comment boxes.


Maureen said...

Holy Innocents, you died before you were old enough to know what life means, pray for all children who die young that God may gather them into His loving arms.

Holy Innocents, you were killed because one man was filled with hatred, pray for those who hate that God may touch their hearts and fill them with love.

Holy Innocents, you experienced a violent death, pray for all who are affected by violence that they may find peace and love.

Holy Innocents, your parents grieved for you with deep and lasting sorrow, pray for all parents who have lost young children that God may wrap a warm blanket of comfort around them.

Holy Innocents, those around you certainly felt helpless to prevent your deaths, pray for all who feel helpless in their circumstances that they may cling to God for courage and hope.

Holy Innocents, you who are now in Heaven, pray for all of us that one day we may join you there to bask in God's love forever.


L. said...

My home state.
No words.

Mack Hall, HSG said...

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and make perpetual Light to shine upon them.

Rebecca in ID said...

Lord, take these children to yourself. Pour grace upon their heartbroken families. Have mercy upon the killer. Shed the light of love upon the minds of all who are led to contemplate such crimes. Have mercy on us all.