Let us pray for all of those affected by the tragedy of the fire in our Bronx community:
Almighty God, source of all grace and love,
Today our hearts ache for the twelve neighbors we lost.
In this season in which we recall Your desire to draw near to us, we seek Your infinite mercy and steadfast compassion.
Bless the first responders who rescued those in distress: in their service we glimpse Your love for us.
Lead those who have died into Your eternal peace and light.
Console and comfort those who mourn.
Heal those who are injured and strengthen their caretakers.
Beseeching the intercession of Our Lady of Sorrows, we make this prayer through Christ Our Lord.