Prayer in the Wake of Tragedy

Star of BethlehemLoving God, Jesus gathered your little ones in his arms and blessed them. Have pity on those who mourn for the children and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, innocents lost to the violence of our fallen world. As all things are possible with you, redeem this horror with the immensity of your love, and lead us to somehow love those who are responsible, filling our hearts with a spirit of forgiveness. Be with us as we struggle with the mysteries of life and death; in our pain, bring your comfort, and in our sorrow, bring your hope and your promise of new life, in the name of Jesus our Savior. Amen.

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  2. japamas

    We pray for the Sandy Hook 20 children and the six school women who died 2 weeks ago; but also for the shooter and his mother.
    We were all created in God’s image and are all children of the Trinity and Mary.
    But until our own death we will not understand why extreme evil killed the Holy Innocents two thousand years ago and two weeks ago.

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