Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day of Tears and Mourning

The images out of Japan following Friday's earthquake and tsunami are horrific. With thousands of people dead and missing, it is the most devastating occurrence in that nation since World War II.

Dear God, we pray for the dead and those who mourn them. We pray for the missing and the injured. We pray for the rescue workers and for those who will need to salvage and rebuild. God, save them.

This week's "YouTube clip for a peaceful weekend" is dedicated to the people of Japan. The piece is from Mozart's setting of "Lacrimosa" in the Requiem Mass.


An English translation:

That day of tears and mourning,
when from the ashes shall arise,
all humanity to be judged.
Spare us by your mercy, Lord,
gentle Lord Jesus,
grant them eternal rest. Amen.

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