Saturday, December 15, 2012

A moment of silence, and a prayer...

At last night's Girls Varsity Basketball Game, in lieu of offering our CMH Team Prayer as the usual invocation, with the gathering of CMH  and Mukwonago players and fans, we offered a moment of silence for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting followed by this prayer.  It is based on the prayers used in the Catholic funeral mass for a child.

Heavenly Father, and Tender Shepherd of your flock,
The victims of Sandy Hook Elementary school have been welcomed into your kingdom
And now lay cradled in your eternal love.
Soothe the mournful hearts of their families, their friends, their community
And, in time, bring peace to their lives.
In the days ahead, strengthen their faith,
And give hope to their broken hearts.

Loving God,
Grant mercy to all your people in this time of suffering.
Comfort us in the knowledge that those taken from us, those little children,
Now live with you and your Son, Jesus Christ,
And the Holy Spirit
Forever and ever.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
R./ And let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they each, rest in peace.   R./ AMEN
May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. 

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