Tuesday, March 22, 2016

366 Project - Day 82 - "Prayers for Brussels"

March 22, 2016 - "Prayers for Brussels"

Today I offer all of my prayers for the intentions of the people of Brussels, Belgium... especially for the victims and the families of the victims of today's terrorist attack.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary,
help us to conquer the menace of evil,
which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today,
and whose immeasurable effects
already weigh down upon our modern world
and seem to block the paths toward the future.

Accept, O Mother of Christ,
this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual
human beings,
laden with the sufferings of whole societies.
Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin:
individual sin and the "sin of the world,"
sin in all its manifestations.
Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world
the infinite saving power of the redemption:
the power of merciful love.

May it put a stop to evil.
May it transform consciences.
May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of hope.

(The above is an excerpt from "Prayer for Peace: To Mary, the Light of Hope" by Pope St. John Paul II)

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