Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ground Zero

This morning, the Pope met briefly with some survivors and families of suvivors of the 911 tragedy. He gave this prayer and then spoke with each of the victims there. The Holy Father left the US about half an hour ago. We'll try to fnish up our posts as soon as we can.

God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
peace in the hearts of all men and women
and peace among the nations of the earth.

Turn to your way of love
those whose hearts and minds
are consumed with hatred.

God of understanding,
overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,
we seek your light and guidance
as we confront such terrible events.
Grant that those whose lives were spared
may live so that the lives lost here
may not have been lost in vain.

Comfort and console us,
strengthen us in hope,
and give us the wisdom and courage
to work tirelessly for a world
where true peace and love reign
among nations and
in the hearts of all.

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