on Those Murdered and Injured in Orlando. Florida "We all
hope that ways may be found, as soon as possible, to
effectively identify and contrast the causes of such
terrible and absurd violence which so deeply upsets
the desire for peace of the American people and of
the whole of humanity."
Loving and merciful God, we entrust our beloved family members and friends your
to eternal mercy and eternal love You loved then greatly in this life: now that they are freed from all its cares, give them happiness and peace for ever. The old order has passed away: welcome them now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy Names of
those Who have Passed
God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Prayer for Those Murdered and Injured in Orlando.
Lord. we we ask you to welcome all those who have
been murdered in Orlando into the eternity of you
love .Please help those who have been injured and
comfort the family members and friends of those who
have been shot.
the blood of those who have died by violence spur
those living amidst bloodshed and violence to work
for peace and justice for all people and an end of
we pray to the Lord. PrayersPrayers in Spanish
Prayer to End Violence
For all who live amidst bloodshed and
violence: that the blood of those who have died may spur the
living to work for peace and justice for all people and
an end to terrorism, we pray to the Lord.
Prayer for Children God of love,
hear the cries of children around the world.
Hear the mourning, screams, silent voices of fear and pain.
How many tears and how much more blood
will bring us a sense that we are all your children,
no matter what race, nationality, religion, class and
God of mercy,
forgive our sins of selfishness and insecurity
that make us seek self-protection
and power over others first.
Grant us courage today
to listen to your call of protecting, nurturing, and loving
the most vulnerable ones among us
so that we may be a messenger of your peace in the world. by Rev. Hikari KokaiChang, Regional Missionary, Wesley
Foundation in Japan
for Migrants For all those
who see “home” and all it means
Disappear behind them;
For all those who cannot see a home
In the days ahead of them;
For all those who dwell in
For all those who are weary and
Without a safe place to rest their heads;
For all families in migration we pray.
May the image of the Holy Family
Fleeing oppression stay with us as we enter a New Year,
And stay with us each night as we are blessed
With returning to a home.
May we also be blessed
With compassion for those
Still weary, still seeking,
Still with so far to go.
by Jane Deren, 2007
Women Who Are Immigrants and Seek Refuge
God, you who guided Naomi and her family
to look for bread in Moab, a foreign
land, protect the women everywhere who
have to leave behind their home or
homelands so that they and their
families can survive. May those who are
escaping the ravages of war find shelter
and sustenance. May the land in which
they seek refuge welcome them and treat
them with hospitality. May those who are
seeking to stop the threats of violence
against them find a peaceful and healing
place. Help them hold on to their hope
for a new beginning. And may those who
are fleeing from the famines that starve
them and their children find relief from
their painful and debilitating hunger.
May they find food both for their
journey and for their bodies. You who
guided Ruth to go to the Promised Land,
grant that, like her, women may be
lifted from the fields where they
harvest to be part of royal lineage. And
grant that we who are the spiritual
descendants of those of old who were
told that the holiest of trinities was
made of the widow, the orphan and the
migrant, be given the courage to see
your face, your real presence, in the
faces of women who have great need.
Adapted from a prayer by
Reverend Ignacio Castuera Gracious
Father Most Holy, sanctify
the sons and daughters who have consecrated
themselves to you, for the glory of your name.
Enfold them with your power, enabling them to
bear witness that you are the Origin of all
things, the one Source of love and freedom. We
thank you for the gift of the consecrated life,
which in faith seeks you and in its universal
mission invites all people to draw near to you.
Jesus our Saviour, Incarnate Word, as you have
entrusted your own way of life to those whom you
have called, continue to draw to yourself men
and women who will be, for the people of our
time, dispensers of mercy, heralds of your
return, living signs of the Resurrection and of
its treasures of virginity, poverty and
obedience. May no tribulation separate them from
you and from your love! Holy Spirit, Love poured
into our hearts, who grant grace and inspiration
to our minds, the perennial Source of life, who
bring to fulfilment the mission of Christ by
means of many charisms, we pray to you for all
consecrated persons. Fill their hearts with the
deep certainty of having been chosen to love, to
praise and to serve. Enable them to savour your
friendship, fill them with your joy and
consolation, help them to overcome moments of
difficulty and to rise up again with trust after
they have fallen; make them mirrors of the
divine beauty. Give them the courage to face the
challenges of our time and the grace to bring to
all mankind the goodness and loving kindness of
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Taken from the Apostolic Exhortation Vita
Consecrata written by Saint John Paul I