Murder

Updated: Aug 3

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Prayer for the Murdered Children in Chicago

Lord God, source of all life,

you make all life sacred

and love especially the most vulnerable among us.

Protect our children from senseless violence,

shield them from the plague of gunfire,

and enable us to defend them from those who would harm them.

Enable our community to address the root causes of violence

and to transform our life together

in a spirit of justice and deep respect for all life.

We pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism


A Prayer for Daniel Anderl, the Son of Judge Salas

Lord God of all, we lament the death of Daniel Anderl, the victim of another man’s blind rage. Daniel was twenty years old and a university student.  The shots were fired by a self-proclaimed “anti-feminist lawyer” with a grudge against Daniel’s mother, a Federal Judge.

Daniel’s crime was opening the front door of his home. Lord, so many young people (some just babies) die as collateral damage. They just happen to be in the way when someone points a gun and starts firing. Their crime was walking down the street, or attending a birthday party, or playing in the park, or watching television in their living room, or riding in the back seat of a car. They did not cause our world to become so messed up;  yet they died because of it. Help us, Lord, to control our rage and find a path to understanding.

Help us to feel one another’s pain. Help us to honor the gift of life, which comes from you as a present to the human family. Let Daniel’s family and all those whose lives have been ripped open by gunfire experience your peace and consolation. Assure them that you share their grief, since your own  son died a violent death at the hands of those who had no good reason to do what they did. Amen.

by  Father Joseph Chamblain, O.S.M. Profiles in Catholicism



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Jesus Christ is our Bridge over Troubled Waters as we pray to Him to for comfort, and mourn the loss of and harm to those whom we love, and for all those who have been lost and harmed as victims of hate and gun violence.

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  • 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 in Chicago 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

  • A Prayer for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Lord……………… (Silence) ….. Oh Lord ………………………….. Oh Lord God, first of all give us words to express the depths of our sin, the horror of our sin.  What have we done this time?   When we look at our world with its injustice, its perversions, and now we have added this? What words do we have to express our sorrow for this prevision?  It was done by one of us, one of your children and it has brought us all to a still deeper trough of evil? Forgive us. Forgive us. Forgive us. This is all we can ask: Forgive us through the passion, death and resurrection of your Son Jesus, forgive us. by Father David O. Brown, O.S.M. Profiles in Catholicism

  • Prayer at A J Freund’s Death God ever sure and ever faithful, we place A J Freund into your hands. You entrusted his young life to us, and, in so many tragic ways, we failed him. We also failed your trust by not holding his innocent life as a sacred gift. May A J be with you, and so find the fulfillment that eluded him on earth. May we learn from A J to be loving and watchful of all life, especially young life. May we be strong and relentless in protecting all your children, who belong to us as well. Amen by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism

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