Our lives are affected by the violence around us, whether it be from watching the news or from the death of someone close to us in an act of brutality. The Sisters of the Precious Blood want to express our solidarity with those who have lost a loved one to violence by praying for your families and community. In 1994, we initiated prayer at homicide sites in Dayton, Ohio—now we want to open up our prayer to the world. Join us as we step toward ending violence in our world.
This is a place for prayer, meditation, spiritual healing, and to connect with God. View the candles below to see other prayers. When you’re ready, click on the button below to share your prayer request.
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Todd Burkhart, Kyla Hayton and Milo, 5 month old unborn baby boy – 2019
December 5, 2019
God of life, source of hope, the violence within our world, our communities, our families, our very selves, is destroying your creation. In union with the Precious Blood of Jesus, give us the strength to break the cycle of violence, to hear he cry of the blood and make sacred again your earth stained by blood.
Tony Hill and Dandre Hill – 2019
November 21, 2019
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of all comfort, deal graciously, we pray, with all those who mourn. Casting every care on you, may they know the consolation of your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Deonte Ballinger – 2019
November 13, 2019
Loving and merciful, God, receive our prayers for Deonte, his family and all those who are hurting because of his untimely death. May the love and peace of your Son Jesus Christ console them and may harmony be restored and justice served. May the fruit of justice and charity reign in every family and neighborhood throughout our community. We pray in Jesus' name and in the power of His Precious Blood. Amen
Brandion Clemons – 2019
November 13, 2019
Loving and merciful God, receive our prayers for Brandion, his family and all those who are hurting because of his untimely death. May the love and peace of your Son Jesus Christ console them and may harmony be restored and justice served. May the fruit of justice and charity reign in every family and neighborhood throughout our community. We pray in Jesus' name and in the power of His Precious Blood. Amen.
Vaughn M.C. Erwin, Sr. and Cora Rose Fraley – 2019
November 8, 2019
God of life, source of hope, the violence within our world, our communities, our families, indeed our very selves is destroying your creation. Make still the restless spirit within us that is self-seeking. Stir within our hearts a renewed Spirit of reverence, respect and reconciliation. In union with the Precious Blood of Jesus, give us the strength to break the cycle of violence by realizing that peace begins with each of us. Amen
Detective Jorge DelRio – 2019
November 8, 2019
Compassionate God, we come to you in sorrow for our brother, Detective Jorge DelRio, who gave his life in service to the people of our Dayton community. We thank you for his 30 years of dedicated service with the Dayton police. Even in death he gave life through his organ donations. Please be with his family and the police officers who mourn his death. Comfort them and strengthen them in the faith that life is changed, not taken away. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Police Officers killed in the line of duty – 2019
February 8, 2019
15! 15 police officers killed in the line of duty in the last 39 days. How long O Lord? Welcome these officers into your embrace as they serve and protect from your heavenly realm. Bring strength and healing to their families whose hearts are torn with questioning and anger. Bring courage and hope to members of their departments who continue to dedicate themselves to protect us from danger and violence. Bring compassion to the perpetrators and families engulfed in pain.
Emily Veronica Sanchez – 2019
January 31, 2019
Loving God, please receive the soul of Emily into your loving embrace. Bring to justice and conversion the assassins who shot her to death in her neighborhood in front of her two small children. Bring peace to this family and to the neighborhood of Acatan.
Children who are victims of domestic abuse – 2019
January 10, 2019
Lord, console and heal all children who suffer violence at the hands of those who are meant to protect and care for them. Hold back the hands of those who would harm your children and lead them to such a conversion of heart that they might never raise a hand to any child ever again. We thank you, Lord, for your love and your grace.
Terry – 2019
January 8, 2019
My son was killed in a drive-by shooting last month. I feel like my life has ended. Pray for me.
My friends – 2019
January 8, 2019
All of my friends in the gang have been killed by other gangs. I feel so alone and frightened. Pray for my friends.