Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

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The Massacre of the Innocents at Bethlehem, by Pál Szinyei Merse, 1866

Prayer in Sorrow

God of all consolation,
in your unending love and mercy for us,
you turn the darkness of death
into the dawn of new life.
Show compassion to your people in sorrow.
Be our refuge and our strength to lift us
from the darkness of this grief
to peace and joy in your presence.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

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