Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tragedy

Media vita in morte sumus...

Please of your charity pray for the many many people killed in natural disasters recently, in the Philippines, Vietnam and so forth, due to savage weather, and in Samoa, struck by a tsunami.

In particular, please pray for a family devastated - one of the victims of the tsunami was a Australian woman on holiday with her husband: she was caught in the debris and drowned; by a cruel twist of fate, the trip had been meant as her 50th birthday present. She leaves behind her badly injured husband (who had the harrowing grief of identifying her even as he bore broken bones and lacerations) and her devoted daughter, receiving the dread news to-day, back in Tasmania - whom I know.

Media vita in morte sumus: quem quærimus adjutorem nisi te Domine? qui pro peccatis juste irasceris. * Sancte Deus:Sancte fortis:Sancte et misericors Salvator: amaræ morti ne tradas nos.
V/. Ne projicias nos in tempore senectutis: cum defecerit virtus nostra, ne derelinquas nos, Domine. * Sancte Deus:Sancte fortis:Sancte et misericors Salvator: amaræ morti ne tradas nos.
V/. Noli claudere aures tuas ad preces nostras.Sancte fortis:Sancte et misericors Salvator: amaræ morti ne tradas nos.
V/. Qui cognoscis occulta cordis parce peccatis nostris. Sancte et misericors Salvator: amaræ morti ne tradas nos.

In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succour but of Thee, O Lord, Who for our sins art justly displeased. * Holy God, † Holy mighty, ‡ Holy and merciful Saviour, give us not over unto bitter death.
V/. Do not cast us away in the time of age: when our strength fails, do not forsake us, O Lord. * Holy God, † Holy mighty, ‡ Holy and merciful Saviour, give us not over unto bitter death.
V/. Shut not Thine ears to our prayers. † Holy mighty, ‡ Holy and merciful Saviour, give us not over unto bitter death.
V/. Thou who knowest the secrets of the heart, spare our sins. ‡ Holy and merciful Saviour, give us not over unto bitter death.

1 comment:

Louise said...

Prayers for the deceased and her family.