Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pope prays for victims of Texas explosion

Pope Francis has asked the faithful to join him in prayer for the victims of a fertilizer-plant explosion in Texas.

The Pope posted on his Twitter account: "Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in Texas and their families.”

Prayer for the Victims of the Texas Explosion and Their Families

Lord, for those who lost their lives, and those who mourn them, we ask for your loving mercy. Lord, for those who are wounded, we ask for healing and help. Lord, for those reaching out to the wounded, give them the supernatural graces, and the practical and economic resources they need in their efforts.Father, may this true human tragedy become an invitation for all your people to enter into the ongoing mission of reaching out to all your children and seeing in their face and in their suffering the face of your Son. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help or sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins my Mother;
to thee do I come,
before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of thy Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy clemency hear and answer me.

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