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A PRAYER FOR THE COMMUNITY OF UVALDE

May 29, 2022

Today I want to share with you a prayer written by Rita Thiron of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.

A PRAYER FOR THE COMMUNITY OF UVALDE

Heavenly Father,
You are the source of life and the seat of all wisdom.
You call us to grow in knowledge,
to serve with compassion,
and to thrive in community.
Our schools, all schools, are formed for this.

Once again and still,
a school has been rocked by gun violence.
A place of learning was transformed into a place of violence.
Innocent children lost their lives.
Dedicated teachers lost their lives.
Welcome them into your loving embrace.
Show your justice and mercy to the gunman.

Give solace to the parents and community of Uvalde.
Give comfort to all those who have witnessed tragedy
and are trying to comprehend this senseless act.
Give courage to lawmakers to enact laws that finally and truly control guns;
Give boldness to citizens to demand action from their elected officials.

Bless us with your protection,
for we are all your children.
May we live in peace;
May we learn in safety;
and may we strive to bring the peace of Christ to our troubled world.

Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

(Rita Thiron/FDLC – May 25, 2022)

P.S. If you share this prayer on your newsfeed, please credit Ms. Thiron and the FDLC. 

 

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