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230+ dead in Sinai mosque attack: ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’, Lord, give us Peace!

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Elizabeth Scalia - published on 11/24/17

We are reading these stories with too much frequency, following these disturbing, often tragic “incidents” in real-time on social media, or waking up to learn that hundreds are dead due to an attack on a mosque, in Egypt.

Or that people are killed while at Sunday worship, or innocently enjoying a concert.

There is too much madness, all about, too much evil. I can’t think of any more prayers to pray, beyond, “Lord, give us peace.”

Give us peace!

As we head toward Advent — a time of quietening, and hopeful expectation, badly needed — all the prayer I can muster is this. Give us peace.

Dona nobis pacem, Lord. Dona nobis pacem.

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