July 15, 2016

A Prayer for Nice

Jeanne d'Arc, Philadelphia, PA
Photo by New York Scugnizzo
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the July 14th Bastille Day Islamic terror attack in Nice, France. May Saint Réparata, Saint Denis and Saint Joan of Arc protect and watch over you.
A Prayer to St. Joan of Arc
In the face of your enemies, in the face of harassment, ridicule, and doubt, you held firm in your faith. Even in your abandonment, alone and without friends, you held firm in your faith. Even as you faced your own mortality, you held firm in your faith. I pray that I may be as bold in my beliefs as you, St. Joan. I ask that you ride alongside me in my own battles. Help me be mindful that what is worthwhile can be won when I persist. Help me hold firm in my faith. Help me believe in my ability to act well and wisely. Amen. 
Also see:
A Prayer for Policemen
A Prayer for Brussels