31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Kyrie

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

When the news first reported the mass shooting in Vegas early this morning (before the death toll climbed above 50), my words on Facebook were “Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison.” (Translation: “Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.) Now that the death toll is at 58 people, I echo this even more strongly…

The priest of my church in southern California reminded me of this prayer attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo today and I think it is incredibly fitting with everything going on in the world.

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.