Statement on Puerto Rico Governor/Creditor Debt
Dialogue by Roberto O. González Nieves, OFM,
Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico and Reverend Heriberto Martínez,
General Secretary of Puerto Rico’s Bible Society and Coordinator of the
Ecumenical and Interfaith Coalition of Puerto Rico
Encuentro Latino, or Latin Encounter, is a religious celebration
held every year at the
National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. It draws more
than 5,000 faithful from different countries around the world to
praise God’s mercy. On this special celebration, our pilgrims
enjoy a day of prayer and praise, dedicated to our Lord and His
There will be spiritual presentations, procession, children’s
activities, music and the Holy Rosary. Similarly, a Holy Mass
will be celebrated at the Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine
followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and Benediction.
Encuentro Latino will be held on
Saturday August 6th at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy
in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. For more information, schedule of
events or register your bus, call 1-800-462-7426 Ext. 3. You can
register your bus online.
Prayer for the Nuns Murdered in Mississippi
Sister Paul Merrill and Sister Margaret Held
have been violently taken from us.
Have mercy on them and comfort their families, friends, and
the many whom they have served.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Prayer for Victims of the Earthquake in Italy
We mourn the death and destruction in Italy, O Lord,
And we pray for those who died in this recent disaster.
May their souls rest in peace.
May their families be comforted.|
We pray for the living survivors.
Be with them, Lord, in this traumatic time.
May they experience Your healing,
In their spirits as well as their bodies.
We pray for the communities affected.
May they come together in solidarity
To rebuild and to affirm new life
Amid the ancient stones.
by Jane Deren
Prayer for the Louisiana Flood Victims
God of creation, You created water for life, yet water
destroys life. Bless those whose lives and livelihoods are
compromised by water in this recent flooding in Louisiana.
Comfort those grieving, angry, homeless, and afraid; be with
them and remind them , despite this crisis, You will never
leave them or forsake them. Bless those affected by flood
waters with new life and help, that they may rebuild what is
lost in You.
Prayer for Peace in Syria
We have been crying to you for peace in Syria; for an end to
killing and despair, an end to hostilities on all sides.
We cry to you for humanitarian aid to reach those most in
need.We beseech you for the rebuilding of ruined homes,
businesses and communities.
We long for the repairing of the breach and the restoration
of streets where your children may dwell in harmony.
We cry out that justice, truth and love may prevail for all
the people of Syria.We pray in the name of the Prince of
Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Prayer for the Police Officers Murdered and Injured in
Baton Rouge Police Shootings
Lord .welcome those loved police officers whose lives were
taken in Baton Rouge as they risked their lives to protect
us from harm
Help heal those who were injured, and bless all those who
serve to protect
Prayer for our Police Officers
We pray for our police officers and all men and women who
protect and serve us.
May God watch over you and protect you.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Dallas, TX
Prayer for the Victims
of Violence and Terrorism in Nice, France.
Loving God, Welcome into your arms the victims of violence and
terrorism. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. Help us in our fear and uncertainty, And bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your
love. Strengthen all those who work for peace, And may the peace the world cannot give reign in our hearts. Amen
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.
pray to better love our neighbor and
demonstrate our love with respect for all human life and assistance to all those
Prayers for the Police Officers Murdered and Injured in
Dallas Police Sniper Shootings We pray to you Lord to welcome those brave
police whose lives were taken in Dallas while protecting the
lives of those who were marching to improve race relations
in the United States. Help heal those who were injured, and
bless all those who serve to protect their neighbors from
hated and violence,
The Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael
You know, Saint
Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's
lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so
surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration. And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force,
where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people.
your eternal love and reward him for his kindness to all
those whose lives he has touched.
We pray to you, :Lord. to welcome Alton to your loving care and
comfort his family
Prayer for Those Murdered and Injured in Baghdad Terrorist
Attack on July 3, 2016 Lord, grant your eternal love and peace for all those killed in the recent
terrorist attack in Baghdad. Help comfort their families and friends, and protect all who are at risk of harm
from those who do not understand your infinite love and compassion. Help heal those who have been injured and bless all those
who care for them. We also pray for you to inspire our national leaders to better understand the
multitude of factors that motivate those who join terrorist organizations so that we can more effectively reduce
their inspiration to become terrorists, and eventually end all terrorism.
Prayer for Those Murdered and Injured
O God, we pray for those who murdered and
injured in the Bangladesh terrorist attach and for the first responders
who rescued many of the hostages. May
your infinite love comfort those who were taken from their
loved ones, and allow those who were harmed to recover quickly and
return to those who also love them.
Prayer for Those Murdered and Injured
at the Ataturk airport.
Loving God, welcome into your arms the
victims of terrorism at the Ataturk airport. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. We also pray for the recovery of those who were injured.
Help us in our fear and uncertainty, Enlighten our global leaders with the wisdom to reduce and end the terrorism
that has affected the lives of our neighbors whom we love
Prayers for Yummy Sandifer, Dantrell Davis, Ryan
Harris, Eric Morse, Derrion Albert, Blair Holt, Jonylah Watkins, and the hundreds of other children murdered and whom continue to be murdered
O God, we pray for those who have been murdered
on the streets of our city. We commit to your loving care those who have died, beseeching you to receive
their souls into the mercy of your love. Comfort their loved ones who mourn.
Enable them to meet the lonely and painful days ahead in the strength of
your love. Let the love that you have made known to us lead us to create safer streets
for all to walk upon. Amen Vienna Cobb Anderson
Prayer for Those Who Died in the West Virginia
You created a world for us To know your love and peace Yet amidst the beauty of creation We encounter pain and hurt
And forces beyond our control. At times like this. our hearts are shaken and
ache with sorrow At the destruction of our lives, homes and
livelihoods. Hear our prayers for
those who have died in the West Virginia floods and welcome them to your eternal love Amen
Lane Graves To You, O Lord, we humbly entrust this child, so precious in
Your sight. Take him/her into Your arms and welcome him/her into
paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping nor pain,
but the fullness of peace and joy with Your Son and the Holy
Spirit forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Those Murdered and Injured in the Shootings in
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 terrorism,we pray to the Lord. Additional Prayers
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 Daily insecurity; 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