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Marathon 2013 - Prayers from the People of Uphams Corner

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In Uphams Corner on the day after Marathon Day, people in the street talked about their pain, their confusion, their anger and their heartfelt sorrow.

Several people wanted instant death delivered. Some people said our world was messed up (stronger language). Most people offered prayers and condolences.

For what else is there but support, coming together in love, even for the one who planned it all. May s/he/they also rest in peace.



Andrea
I was shocked. As the runners came in, you saw so much unity from all over the world - people from many countries and US states participating. Everyone was supporting the runners and the causes they were running for. Some people were running in the names of 911 victims and now we are experiencing it all over again. I have to remind myself of the world we are living in and that you have to be on your guard. I am praying the Lord's Prayer for everyone, especially for the ones who were hurt and their families.

Jo-el
I prayed in my house. I pray for everybody, for the city of Boston, that everybody would be safe.
Michelle
I pray for world peace and an end to hunger. If we have world peace, we won't have such violence.
Leslie
I have been praying for those who were hurt and for their families. I pray for the law enforcement officers. Give them strength. And I pray for the medical staff and the counselors who can help us all get through such a difficult time.
Ted
I think it is horrible what happened. It seems you can't have something that people can enjoy with their families. I don't know what else to say. I have offered prayers: Hail Mary's, Our Father's and Psalm 23.
Gregory The officials did everything they could. They had all the security possible out. I always offer my prayers. I go to church every Sunday. My prayers go to all the families. The marathon day is a holiday. It is very sad that somebody wants to hurt innocent people.
Henry I am very disappointed - the terrible things these people did to us. I hope that American intelligence - FBI, CIA and all other different departments of America - crackdown on what I feel was not fair. A little boy, eight years old, lost his life because of these [expletive]. I have a little bit of hate in my heart for the events that happened. It was a very cowardice event. Whoever did it was wrong. I hope he gets punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Jose I feel bad for the people. I prayed last night for the people. I feel bad for them. What happened to them, I wish no bad on nobody. They were innocent people. They didn't do nothing wrong. I pray for the families.
Ashley I hoped that everyone was okay because Jessica's big sister works downtown close to where the race was. We were a little afraid. We were about to go downtown but everything was closed so we couldn't go.
Shemiram
I am praying for the victims of this tragedy.  May we envision peace and love througout our city and the world.
Gene I pray that God heals everybody. What happened was so sad - a little boy and two other people were killed and a lot of people were seriously hurt. I pray that we catch those people and do away with them. Yeah, I know. That's vengeance. I know we have to forgive but what they did hurts me so much.
Jennifer I have already offered my prayers. I pray to God that the person who did this … What kind of heart does that person have? And may God bless those families and give them strength, guide them, protect them, strengthen them. I don't know what kind of heart those people have. They are heartless.

I hope they catch them and give them lifetime imprisonment. People were there with their kids, enjoying themselves. You can't go around just wanting to kill people like that. People are not birds. Not even animals can you kill like that. That poor baby - eight years old that died, innocent. The marathon has been going on for 117 years. What happened? These are wicked people.
Alice I have been praying - praying for the world. The world is in a very difficult situation and a very scary situation. The fact that we can't talk to each other without fear and without hatred . . . The first thing is to pick up the gun or a rock and to lash out. It is so sad.
Vincent It was sad, very sad. I've been offering my own little prayers. I asked the Good Lord to intercede to help those that are injured and I pray for the departed. I ask the Good Lord to intercede in what is going on. We don't understand what is happening but he does. I hope and pray that this anger that our enemies have will cease.

Beth
You and the entire Dorchester community are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Latorial
I was so saddened to hear about what transpired at the Marathon yesterday, and I immediately thought of you.  I hope that you and your family are well, and I am praying for those individuals and families victimized and hurt by the tragedy.  Thinking of you and all of Boston too .

The Lords Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,     
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.
Psalm 23 (King James Version)

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:
he leadeth me
beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me
 in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me
all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house
of the Lord for ever.



Posted: April 17, 2013 Nancy J Conrad


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