Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Navy Yard prayer for peace

Last night at the Newman Center, GW Catholics organized a prayer vigil for peace after yesterday's tragic shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.  While holding candles, we recited the following prayer for peace, commonly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi.  Lord, grant peace to our nation and world.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Cardinal Wuerl to Celebrate Mass for Consolation and Healing
In the wake of the shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a Mass for Consolation and Healing at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington.
The Mass will be to invoke God’s embrace of those who died, and for the consolation of families, healing for those injured, and for the community.
Mass for Consolation and Healing
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
12:10 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

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