Monday, April 16, 2007

Jesus Wept

Prayer for the dead at Virginia Tech:

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer for the families and friends of the dead and for the wounded and their families and friends:

God our Father, send your healing love upon them; heal them in spirit, soul and body. Give them strength and courage to go on with their lives, and above all, give them your peace that passes understanding to keep their minds and hearts. Amen.

Prayer for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Virginia Tech:

Lord God, send your Spirit upon everyone at Virginia Tech. Give the leadership wisdom, knowledge and understanding as they move forward. Bless everyone and heal them and draw them together in the power of your love. Amen.


  1. sad news today.

    I've spent the day wondering about why we keep seeing these things happen. Easier access to firearms? Shoot'em-up video games (I lay part of the blame here)? glorification of violence in entertainment? media hype over these events causing others to want this sort of effect from their own evil behaviors, etc etc etc?

    Of course we have all been left to wonder the same thing every other time something like this has happened.

    I wish that we had the answer.

    prayers and thoughts for everyone involved.

  2. Dennis, I read at MSNBC that the FBI said that this did not appear to be a terrorist attack. How does one define a terrorist attack? Must one be a card-carrying member of al-Qaeda to be classified as a terrorist?

  3. I really don't know.

    It seems odd that every year or so we get another good reminder that the most dangerous threat we face isn't usually "over there" but is from the actions of dangerous and violent people among us.

  4. Praying these prayers with you. Thanks.

  5. See, Mimi, that's what I'm talking about... I throw a bunch of badly cooked spaghetti against the blog wall and you craft a meal of extraordinary delicacy and taste.

    You've definitely got class.


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