A prayer to the Holy Innocents

 
 
 
 
In light of the recent tragedy in CT, I am posting the prayer to the Holy Innocents. The Holy Innocents are considered the first martyers of the faith, killed by Herod in an effort to find and kill the Christ Child. May the prayers of the Holy Innocents bring comfort and peace to the parents whose children were killed.
 
I am asking my fellow Catholic bloggers, and non-Catholics, if you like, to post this prayer on your blogs this weekend.
 
A Prayer To The Holy Innocents

Holy Innocents, you died before you were old enough to know what life means, pray for all children who die young that God may ga...
ther 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, 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 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.