Thursday, April 18, 2013

P is for "Prayers"...

...because we definitely need a bunch said right now!

Since I was pretty much "off the grid" with no cable and internet for a few days I didn't hear about the Boston bombing till almost a day after it had happened.  When that sort of thing hits you all at once, rather than being able to "follow" a situation, it's brutal.  Reading into that story with this one only days apart now...May God be with these folks.

Only a couple hours ago we heard the tragic news from Waco, Texas.  A fertilizer plant explosion took place with what is being said, at this time, over a hundred injured.

WEST, Texas — A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin following a blast that damaged buildings for blocks in every direction.
The explosion at West Fertilizer in West, a community about 20 miles north of Waco, happened shortly before 8 p.m. and could be heard as far away as Waxahachie, 45 miles to the north.
Tommy Muska, West’s mayor, said at a news conference three hours after the explosion that he didn’t yet know how many people had been injured or killed. He said buildings in a five-block radius from the plant were severely damaged by the explosion.
-read more of this article HERE
No matter faith, higher power, or what path you follow...The folks suffering from these tragedies need our support, our love, our prayers and whatever aid we can offer.  I am all the way in Michigan but that won't stop me from contacting those I know in Texas to see if there is anything at all I can do.  
It will be the rosary beads I will take to tonight.  No matter what words suit you to speak to our God...please say them for the injured and those affected by these tragedies.  

Prayer for those who suffer

For those who suffer,
and those who cry this night,
give them repose, Lord;
a pause in their burdens.
Let there be minutes
where they experience peace,
not of man
but of angels.
Love them, Lord,
when others cannot.
Hold them, Lord,
when we fail with human arms.
Hear their prayers
and give them the ability to hear You back
in whatever language they best understand.

Submitted in January 1996 by Margaret A. Davidson

© 1996 by Margaret A. Davidson, All Rights Reserved

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Cynthia said...

I feel so troubled hearing the news of the tragedies occurring this week. It's been a dark week for many people. said...

Oh, thank you for this post and for the prayer. Well-put!

Anne Mackle said...

It's just awful and when you hear the stories of people lost or injured it's hard to bear. How can one human do that to another? Pray is all most of us can do.
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mare ball said...

sweet. I'm popping in from the a-z. We have much in common. I love to bake too....and I hated Twilight. :0) Didn't read Hunger Games, but enjoyed the movie. I'm assuming you're Catholic, with the reference to the rosary. Me too. I love finding people of faith in the blogosphere, so I am a new follower. :-) Come visit me, if you'd like.
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Michelle said...

At least the second suspect in the Boston bombing was caught alive! I'm sure so many people want answers!

Prayers are still with Texas too. They need so much help right now!

Michelle said...

mare ball...I just gave you a follow! Thanks so much for visiting me! I'm heading back over to your blog right now! :)