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All I can do is pray – We Remember Them…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2012 | Categories: Random Thoughts and Conversations

I cannot make sense of something so senseless as the school shooting in the Connecticut elementary school today. My heart is so heavy. All I can do is pray.

If you can’t make out the prayer in the image above it says,

We Remember Them…

In the rising of the sun
and in its going down,
We remember them;

In the blowing of the wind
and in the chill of winter,
We remember them;

In the opening of buds
and in the warmth of summer,
We remember them;

In the rustling of leaves
and the beauty of autumn,
We remember them;

In the beginning of the year
and when it ends,
We remember them;

When we are weary
and in need of strength,
We remember them;

When we are lost
and sick at heart,
We remember them;

When we have joys
we yearn to share,
We remember them;

So long as we live,
they too shall live
For they are now
a part of us as
We remember them.

from Gates of Prayer,
Judaism Prayerbook

32 Responses to All I can do is pray – We Remember Them…

  1. Mellisa says:

    I am at a loss myself. THis is just a horrible tragedy.

  2. lisa lo says:

    We will remember them 4ever. So sad!

  3. Kathleen says:

    It is a horrible and absolutely senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to all the families affected.

  4. Mary Blanton says:

    I have cried and prayed all day. My thoughts and prayers will be with these families and this community for the weeks and years to come. This is just SO sad!

  5. So sad! I’m at a loss for words, sorry! I’m still trying to find a way to handle this as it hit me very, very hard.

  6. Candy storm says:

    This was sad yet touching. I enjoyed reading this though. It was very heartfelt.

  7. Sandra Blanton says:

    This is an amazing poem. Every day my grand daughters, nieces, nephews and neighbor children get up and leave to go to school I will remember them and pray..

  8. It makes my heart so sick.

  9. Brandy says:

    This is such a tragic situation and it hits really close to home thinking that it could’ve happened anywhere. Those poor babies and their families. My heart hurts for them.

  10. Stephanie Larison says:

    This just breaks my heart. I can’t imagine what some of those parents are going through. Those poor children and adults were taken too early by someone so evil. Makes me not even want to leave the house with my daughter. So many prayers have been said today!

  11. Stefani says:

    This is so devastating. My heart goes out to all those families that had children that were involved.

  12. Anne C says:

    God bless their souls. I still tear up whenever I think about what happened.

  13. Karen Pikkaraine says:

    My thoughts & prayers go out to the family’s of this horrible shooting Connecticut

  14. Jennifer says:

    sad sad day. I start to cry anytime I think of them

  15. michelle warner says:

    i live in florida and people here are freaked out by this, my daughter and i own a deli and a firefighter came in this morning and he said hes horrified, said if he had to see that it would be his last day, he had tears in his eyes talking about it so sad.

  16. I am beyond sad and my prayers are with those families.

  17. Billie says:

    I have no words, just adding my prayers.

  18. what has this world come to when children murder their own parents and then take their anger out on innocent children

  19. 🙁 Such a horrible thing to happen.

  20. Courtney says:

    My heart cries for those poor babies and brave teachers.. I just cannot even imagine 🙁

  21. Sheri says:

    It’s devastating. Prayer is the best thing we can do.

  22. Lisa says:

    My heart is broken for all of the families.

  23. Lolo says:

    It was such a tragedy!

  24. Theresa says:

    Sometimes that is all you can do.

  25. Leilani says:

    This news broke my heart and made me sick to my stomach. 🙁

  26. Amanda A says:

    It is so sad that when the parent’s of the children that were lost woke up that morning they thought it was just another day that they were sending there children to school where they would be safe & they would get a good education. It really hits me hard being a mom of 2 little girls, you really don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring. It is especially sad being so close to Christmas I know it has to hit them especially hard. Praying for their families during this tough time & hugging my girls just a little bit tighter.

  27. So sad and such a reminder how precious life is.

  28. Shirley Zolenski says:

    I think I am still in shock over this. It is so terrible.

  29. So so sad. Many innocent lives lost as this senseless act.

  30. Marcie W. says:

    Days later my heart is still aching and I am on edge. May the families find comfort during this unspeakable time.

  31. I feel so sick everytime I think of Friday…

  32. diane sabatini says:

    I’ll remember them as the playful 6 and 7 year old angels they will always be.

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