The images of a three year old Syrian refugee,Aylan his mother, and his five year old brother Ghalip washed up on a Turkish beach have echoed around the world. They all died to escape violence and in the search for a better life.These images are deeply upsetting, but have reminded the world of the reality: human beings, including children, are literally dying to escape war and suffering.
Let us pray for them and for our politicians to value all life and help them.
Dear Lord please guide our world leaders to show compassion and help all people suffering war and poverty. Millions of men, women and children,our brothers and sisters are fleeing war torn areas to find safety.Please guide our politicians to no longer turn a blind eye to their plight and work with other countries to welcome refugees.Through Jesus Christ Our Lord Amen
Eternal God , in whom mercy is endless,
and the treasury of compassion inexhastible ,
look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us ,
that in difficult moments we might not despair
nor become despondent , but with great confidence ,
submit ourselves to Your Holy Will ,
which is love and mercy itself . Amen
Memorare (Prayer to Our Lady)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen