This prayer is offered for the departed in Newtown, Connecticut who were murdered on December 14, 2012.
Prayer for the Departed
The De Profundis
Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If thou, O Lord, shalt mark iniquities; Lord, who shall stand? For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord. From the morning watch even unto night, let Israel hope in the Lord. Because with the Lord there is mercy, and in Him plentiful redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
O Lord! hear my prayer.
And let my cry come unto Thee.
As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.