Friday, December 14, 2012

Prayer in time of tragedy

A prayer offered by Father Mychal Judge on July 21, 1996 as part of a Memorial Service for flight TWA #800:

God is present, loving, smiling, having received our loved ones. They are in His presence, illumed by His smile and warmed by His love. His kingdom is enriched this day, so enriched by so many beautiful souls. So much beauty.

Our world is empty without them. Our hearts are broken, our sadness immense, our tears so abundant. We live our sorrow together.

We need You, Lord. Please come and touch us. Fill us with courage. Calm our discomfort. Give us signs of Your presence. We ask You, we beg You: come.


Peace on Earth said...

May the Light of Christmas guide and strengthen us all through this and every sorrow.

"God rest ye merry gentlemen,
let nothing you dismay.
Remember Christ our saviour
was born on Christmas day
to save us all from Satan's power
when we had gone astray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy!
O tidings of comfort and joy!"

Anonymous said...

The death penalty would not have prevented this crime, BUT had Lanza been taken alive, capital justice would have been denied. We the taxpayers would be paying for his sorry existance for the next 50-plus years, thanks to the liberals who abolished the DP because they imagine themselves to be so 'enlightened'.

Consider also that 3,000 abortions daily in this country is the equivalent of 100 Sandy Hook massacres daily. But no one cries for those babies. Out of sight, out of mind.