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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Prayer To End Terrorism



Prayer To The Merciful Lady, Guadalupe,
 For An End to Global Terrorism

Radiant Lady in the golden mist,
Compassionate Mother of all who weep,
End the terrorism which afflicts our weary world.
Make gentle the murderous hearts.
Take from my own the weapons of hate,
and escort me to Jesus ~ 
the bearer of light.

Author: Father Stephen P. Morris


15 comments:

  1. Mother of God, your love transcends religions, races and differences. We cannot see what lies ahead. Pray for us.

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  2. As we read our newspapers and watch the news reports on TV or online articles, we should pray this simply inspiring prayer. We need to be the light in this dark world.

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  3. I pray to the Blessed Mother frequently for the end of the horrors of terrorism so that my children my grow up in a more peaceful and loving world. That they have seen what these deadly acts of hatred fills my heart with despair. When I think about the mothers of children lost, I weep. It is hard to find forgiveness.

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    1. After the recent church murders this summer the sister of one of those killed publicly forgave the young man who took so many lives. We might all pray to be granted what she has inside her.

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    2. Indeed. She is a better person than I. I envy her ability to forgive.

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  4. Very tender and relevant prayer Father. Let us all pray it together. Your words always strike a chord in my heart.

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  5. This prayer causes me to take pause and remember that Mary is there for us to hear our pleas. She has come down to us before to offer words of prayer and guidance. Maybe now she speaks to us through people like you Father Stephen, who hold her close in your mind and your heart.

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  6. There is an Eastern Christian prayer to the Mother of God titled: "Having No Other Help"
    I get it!

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  7. We pray for peace in our world and within our own countries. There is too much hate and division amongst us.

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  8. Although I live in NYC now, I was still in school during the terrorism attacks of 9/11. Every day we go about our business because we can't live in fear of what might happen next. However, when I see the Freedom Tower standing so close to where the Twin Towers were, it puts so much in perspective. That people can plan such an attack with such precision and in a mere moment in time, so many lives were lost and changed forever. We might be able to forgive. We can pray for the end of terrorism, but we cannot forget that these people are out there, planning again. I will pray to our Merciful Lady, that we may move on to another chapter in history soon.

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  9. It's hard to see through the flame and the smoke and blood what that new chapter in history might be. When I imagine it I feel as if I'm wishing for an unattainable utopia. In much of the world 9/11 is every day. A lost child is a lost child. So I want to hold the short prayer very close - perhaps especially the part about asking for the bombs in my own heart to be removed, as that's the only thing I can do or control. Many people can't admit it, but there's a bomb in every human heart. The prayer can be my gift (albeit a very small one) for the world. But Jesus made a big miracle with the tiny gift of bread and fish the little boy handed off to him "Hope springs eternal" - very difficult.

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    1. Thank you for your gift.

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  10. Thank you for this little prayer. I will commit it to memory and pray these thoughts every night before I sleep. Maybe our little prayers will add up to a big conversion of hearts. Hope springs eternal, as you said above.

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  11. I see that this is from awhile ago, but a good prayer is timeless. And this is timeless. Amen Father. I'm comforted.

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