A Prayer for Murdered Children

A Prayer for Murdered Children


Lord Jesus, once you reminded us to “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, “

But this way?  Broken, bleeding, violently?

You reminded us as well that  “the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

But again I want to ask why?  School children?  Just kids? Why did this happen? Why in Yemen?

Lord Jesus, once you reminded us to “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, “

But this way?  Broken, bleeding, violently?

You reminded us as well that   “the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

But again I want to ask why?  School children?  Just kids? Why did this happen? Why in Yemen? Why in Chicago? Why anywhere?

Then I remember how from the Cross you yourself prayed “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Your cry, your prayer, your agony, yes, your death was likewise the pledge of your love. You died for those children.  You died for us. You died for all so that all of us  can indeed come to you.

Joined with you in your passion and death, we come to you.

by Father David O. Brown, O.S.M. Profiles in Catholicism

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