Yesterday, a horrible tragedy occurred in Manchester, United Kingdom at a Ariana Grande concert. A person vested in some kind of suicide bomb went off outside the arena killing 19 and injuring 50. That is the latest.
At first it was a bit tougher for me to latch onto the news because of the day I was having which was productive and joyous. I first saw about this tragedy on Facebook but thought I’ll get to the news in a bit and carried on. I feel awful to say it but it almost seemed “normal” news.
It wasn’t until a couple hours later did it sink in once I started watching the news and the video of the people running from blast.
I prayed thinking of those that died, their families, and then those suffering possibly some near death.
I thought about it some more in my night time prayer and asked Our Lord to call on His servant St. Michael to protect others from being hurt. But then I stopped for a second and thought …you know…He is. Every minute, every hour. We are being protected. We just don’t see it in a newscast, but may hear about these good happenings through family and friends.
Like when we are driving on the highway and are protected seconds before an accident. A doctor check up that caught a diagnosis to treat early and give us a second chance. And I’m sure grand scale things, we as every day citizens are not aware of.
As we know, we should always pray for the world in our daily prayers. No matter if we think they’re working or not or how many times these awful events continue to happen.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-17
Pray without ceasing.
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.