06 August 2009

Transfiguration Day and Hiroshima

As we celebrate the Transfiguration of our Lord, let us pause to pray for those who died in Hiroshima on this date.
O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your children who were transfigured on this day in Hiroshima and later in Nagasaki, and grant them an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your presence where they may obtain complete enlightenment. Amen.
As Episcopalians will notice, I've adapted the BCP prayer - virtually all of the victims of the two cities were undoubtedly Buddhist or Shinto. If you don't like the adaptation, too bad - God loves them as much as he loves those who follow the path of Jesus. Get over it.