Prayer for Murdered Children

(from Bishop Lipka of the MDAS)

The Anglican Church commemorates the Feast of Holy Innocents on December 28. However, beinImageg mindful of the tragedy in a Connecticut school, let us pray this prayer from now through that Holy Day: 

Holy Innocents, you died before you were old enough to know what life means, pray for all children who die young that God may gather them into His loving arms. 

Holy Innocents, you were killed because one man was filled with hatred, pray for those who hate that God may touch their hearts and fill them with love. 

Holy Innocents, you experienced a violent death, pray for all who are affected by violence that they may find peace and love. 

Holy Innocents, you were murdered at the hands of men who probably felt they were merely following orders, pray for all who act against their consciences that they may turn to God for strength to do what is right. 

Holy Innocents, your parents grieved for you with deep and lasting sorrow, pray for all parents who have lost young children that God may wrap a warm blanket of comfort around them. 

Holy Innocents, those around you certainly felt helpless to prevent your deaths, pray for all who feel helpless in their circumstances that they may cling to God for courage and hope. 

Holy Innocents, you did not know Jesus during your brief lives, but now you praise Him for all eternity, pray for all those who do not know Jesus that they may open their minds to His voice and their hearts to His love. 

Holy Innocents, you died as infants and toddlers, pray for those who are in danger of dying before they are even born through the horrors of abortion that their mothers may recognize the sanctity of all life, turn to God for help, and give their babies a chance to live. 

Holy Innocents, you who are now in Heaven, pray for all of us that one day we may join you there to bask in God’s love forever. Amen.

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Church of the Apostles is a Bible-Based, Liturgical-Sacramental, Spirit-Filled community of faith which joyfully celebrates the love of Jesus Christ for all people, and proclaims that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Serving the foothill and mountain communities west of Denver, Church of the Apostles (COTA) is a member of the Missionary Diocese of All Saints, within the Anglican Church in North America. In terms of “style,” we may be described as “Reformed Catholic,” embracing the best from both Catholic and Protestant theology and liturgies in a distinctively Anglican style. Our services employ the contemporary language Anglican Use Rite from the Book of Divine Worship. We use the New King James Version (NKJV) as our Bible translation. Our music includes traditional hymns, gospel greats and contemporary praise and worship selections, accompanied by piano and acoustic guitar. We gather at 10 a.m. Sundays for Holy Communion and 10 a.m. Thursdays for Morning Prayer at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive in Evergreen. Check out our Facebook Page for COTA’S recent and current events and activities. To learn more about Church of the Apostles (Anglican), browse this web site, come visit us this Sunday, or… Contact: Fr. Patrick Dorn Church of the Apostles (Anglican) 303-674-9674 P.O. Box 1556 Evergreen, CO 80437
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