Tonya, at the request of George Bass, here is a little prayer for your family in this great and tragic event in your lives.
May you find a bit of comfort in it. It is meant to be so.

Fr. Aaron Peters, O.S.B.
Clamagore Veterans Assn. Chaplain.

Lord Jesus Christ,
We Clamagore Veterans ask a wee favor from You,
You who have conquered the sting of death and
given us the light of ever lasting life.
We stand before Your resurrected glory
and like Mary Magdalene wishing to hold on,
but knowing we must let go.
Help Tonya Steele and her brother
in their hour of need. Help her brother, especially, to know
that for his dear and beloved wife Aimie life is merely changed not ended.
Comfort him in his loss and strengthen him as he struggles
help his young son, Brayden, to understand the absence of his sweet
mother. Help, Loving Lord,  this family through this wrenching tragedy
to experience Your tender care and concern. Heal their hurt and loss,
grant them the grace to remember the good and happy moments shared with
one they loved. Fill them with Your light and grace. Amen.
Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
You are our only help in time of need.
We have learned that our friend and shipmate,
Joseph "Killer" Cadrain,
may very well be coming to see You sooner than expected.
If that is Your will then we, like Your Only Son, Jesus, accept that.
But if not, then we humbly ask You to visit your servant Killer for whom we pray as good shipmates are bound to do. We wold like to keep him around for a little longer. We enjoy his company, and so does his family.
Look upon him with Your eyes of mercy; comfort him with a sure sense of Your goodness; preserve him from the wily temptations of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction.  Restore him to health if it is your will and grace him with strength to live the remainder of his life in your love and without fear.  Bless his family with all that is good and holy; and grant that he may finally dwell with You in life everlasting through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

God doesn't ask anything more of us that His Divine Generosity was and is willing to give.
Rev. Aaron S. Peters, O.S.B. St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, KS

March 2009

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