Dear Lord, I know you are holding this family close to your heart right now–the girls there beside you ‘seeing you face to face’, and the parents likewise beside you but still ‘looking through the glass darkly’. Send Your Spirit to this family on earth and pour the balm of your heavenly consolation upon them, the ‘peace that passes all understanding’. Mary, our Mother, you mourned your Son as they laid His broken body in your arms, and you rejoiced on that triumphant day when He arose from the dead, and death had no more power over Him. Remember in your loving maternal prayer the family who grieves over their children, and by your grace and your plea may Almighty God grant in this family your unshaken faith in God, that they will in heaven rejoice with their children that ‘death has no more power over them’.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by 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 the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.