in our darkest hours we, your
children, either cling to you for comfort and solace or we hide our
faces from you as we hold you responsible for the evil of this world.
Help us to remember that the tears you cried over Lazarus mingle with
our own on this day of mourning and anguish. Help us to remember that
you have received these innocents into your loving arms. Pour out your
mercy on those whose loved ones were lost and give us your grace and
wisdom and comfort as we seek your will for our lives as living members
of Your Son, Our Savior, Jesus Christ, the lover of souls and defeater
of death. Amen.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
David Dubay+ 2012