Boston Marathon Bombing

Please take a minute today (whenever you read this) and send some light and love to the people in Boston. True enough, somebody will find something to say about helping the people of Boston become stronger, more aware and closer; but today when you are reading this, they are all in desperate need of your prayers and good thoughts.

Please take a minute right now to share this with anyone you know.

Prayers For The People of Boston

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Thank you.

46 Comments on “Boston Marathon Bombing”

    1. Michael

      Thank you for your kind words, Evan.

      It is a horrific thing, Evan, you are so right about that. The other day, Cheryl Richardson was writing on Facebook about not watching the news on TV or on online so that we could keep the violent images from taking up so much space in our minds and hearts. I found for myself that by doing something positive, even if it was from across the country, that I felt a bit better (still horrorstruck). But knowing that I could do something meaningful for myself and for the people there made a huge difference in my life.

  1. Steve Borgman

    Michael, thank you for taking the time to express your support for those people and families affected by the bombing. I’ve taken time, with my son and daughter, to pray for the victims. It’s hard to think that other parts of the world have to endure these types of things on almost a daily basis. Fortunately, the news did report acts of selflessness and heroism by many who were in the crowd at the time.

    1. Michael

      Thank you, Steve. You are right, in some places this is almost a daily occurrence, and that is such a sad thing. Thank you for the prayers of you and your son. I think that the more people who pray or send light or do reiki or EFT even remotely for those affected by this action, the more healing will take place.

  2. nick catricala

    thanks so much for taking the initiative to support people in Boston. Right now prayers are needed and badly.. hope more people support them and at the same time, I hope that they themselves are praying for each others including the people who are responsible for this actions, their families and every one who need it at this moment… every where around the world.
    Thanks so much again.. your heart is very kind and loving.
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    1. Michael

      Thank you, Nick. You are so right, lots of prayers are the perfect things for the people of Boston. Prayers for the hearts and souls of everyone, and prayers of gratitude that everything will be alright. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Gregory Bowen

    Michael….Thank you for posting this reminder……We are fortunate to live in a place, that even on our worst day…..we are able to live with more freedoms than most of the rest of the world……These terrible acts are so heart breaking….I was just talking with my grandson this morning……What does a young person have on their mind, that weighs so heavy, that hurting innocent people is a viable option!…..Now that they were able to capture the second suspect the people of Boston and The families of all those killed or injured can focus on healing……We can all help by lifting our prayers and positive acts for all to receive a speedy recovery and hopefully will be able to achieve a sense of normalcy and security that has been lost since 911…..Thanks …..Smokey
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    1. Michael

      Thank you for your kind words, Smokey. I don’t know what gets into people, I know that sounds very mellow for such a terrible thing, but I really don’t know what gets into them. That anyone’s heads could be filled with the idea that this kind of violence is the appropriate action to take.

      You are right, lots of prayers and positive thoughts and actions are exactly what are needed right now.

    1. Michael

      Thank you, Chery. There are some things in the world that I do understand, but this is just not one of them. I don’t understand how anyone could think this was the right thing to do. Thank you for sharing and spreading your light and positive attitude around the internet.

    1. Michael

      It’s important to both grieve and to grow from events like this. It would definitely be OK to let go of the idea that violence is acceptable as a means of self-expression.

  4. Donna Merrill


    It was so tempting not to be riveted that entire week. When it first happened, I immediately went into prayer. Then I felt like I needed some sort of community. So I hash-taged prayers for Boston on Twitter and there were people from all over the world praying.

    All politics aside (as we are being bombarded with) the core of the matter is the people who died and were injured. They are still in my prayers.


    1. Michael

      You are so right, Donna, it is very tempting to be riveted by the news. I hardly ever watch or read the news anywhere, it is so marketing oriented and gives so little meaningful information, that I wind up just getting annoyed.

      The people are who matters, and it is a wonderful thing to fill the world with more prayers, more compassion and more love. Thank you.

  5. Rosemary O'Shaughnessy

    Hi Michael,

    So true it is very important to remember the people and community’s of Boston at this time. They will need continued support to help and heal after this tragic event. When I heard he news on the TV the first person I heard interviewed was Irish. Here in Ireland we have offered our support with the help of social media.

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    1. Michael

      Thank you Rosemary.

      Maybe I felt more connected with this because my grandmother was from Ireland and Boston has such a huge Irish family population, but whatever it was, it struck a chord with me. It is very true, that more help is needed in the days after the event, more love, more compassion.

      Even when something has passed out of the news cycle, it does not mean that the event disappeared from the world. Thank you Rosemary, it is obvious, you have a very generous heart.

  6. Lydia Brown

    Thank you for dedicating this post to the victims of this tragic event. Sometimes I can’t put it into words the emotions I go through when these things happen. The losses the spiritual break down of the victims and their families. Years of emotional, physical and financial challenges ahead. Always the question of why comes up but with each event it can never or may never be able to get answered. Who could explain why and person or group would think that harming others would be deemed an appropriate answer to presenting your believes to the world.
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    1. Michael

      You are so right, Lydia, the emotions that surface after an event like this are enormous in their impact. And then the emotions that appear after the immediate impact sometimes stay around for years. My friends lived through Katrina and Sandy and even years later (in the case of Katrina) people are still grieving and still repairing their lives. Long after the news cameras have moved on to the next story of the day.

  7. Clare

    hi Michael, this was a terrible, cruel and senseless act. All the victims have been in our prayers. As it has been said here, this tragedy will continue to impact these lives long after the media has moved on. The rescue crews and medical teams who dealt with the victims deserve to be recognized for their dedication and bravery.

    Thanks for sharing, Michael.
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    1. Michael

      It was a very tragic thing, that is very true, Clare. And long after the news cycle has moved on, and Jay Leno has stopped cracking jokes in his monologue, the people affected will still need healing. Thank you for your continued prayers and good thoughts.

      We don’t need to dwell on these things, but sending good thoughts, prayers and intentions of compassion will help everyone to heal.

  8. nick catricala

    I have come to your blog post before… and at the time it was fresh of the tragedy and I felt very hurt of what happen and I done my best to share love in the hearts of everyone in Boston and every were else… and now, after so many weeks..still feel sorry for all who have to go through such tragedy.

    It is such a shame these things happen, it would be great that every one would change for the better.
    Thanks for your kindness and your loving thoughts.
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    1. Michael

      You are a kind man, Nick, with a big heart. I am positive that your thoughts and prayers have helped people heal in the ways they need the most. Thank you for your kindness and generosity of spirit.

  9. Clint Butler

    Its interesting how this has all transpired. Being in Afghanistan we received the news later on in the day and didn’t have the luxury to watch it happen live. But it sure wasn’t long before people turned this very sad day into a circus. Everything from government conspiracies to religious hatred. I wonder when we as American’s will get a handle on ourselves as a society so that we can work together versus working against each other.
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    1. Michael

      It did become crazy right away, and has kind of stayed that way. The people who were strongly affected will probably be that way for a while, and they are still going to need help, support and positive thoughts sent their way for a long time to come.

  10. Marty Diamond

    Out of these terrible tragedies we do get stronger as a country and as individuals. Events like this one make it so obvious that you need to live each day as if it were your last.

    This was a lovely idea – thanks Michael – Marty

    1. Michael

      So true, Marty, the only time we have is this very present moment, so we might as live right now, instead of waiting for permission to do so. Thank you for your kind words. :-)

    1. Michael

      It was a truly awful thing that happened there. The people touched by that ugliness are going to need wonderful kind thoughts and prayers for a long time. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing this.

    1. Michael

      Absolutely, Kyle. They are going to need a lot of light and prayers and good thoughts for a long time to come. Thank you for sharing yours.

  11. Ismael

    I love reading through an article that can make people think.

    Also, thanks for permitting me to comment! When this first happened i was really horrified, an even though I live on the other side of the country, I was awake for days worrying that something similar might happen there (San Francisco), but month went by and nothing did happen. Then I found your simple post and did as you asked.

    Thank you again. Ismael

    1. Michael

      Hi Ismael,

      Thank you for writing, it was a very difficult day for the people there. one of my really good friends is from Boston and she took this really hard. Prayers and good thoughts will be needed for a long time and some people are only now beginning to heal.

  12. Lupe

    It is really pretty simple to think about. Send good thoughts to the people who were and still are affected by this tragedy.

  13. Rudi

    This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading this and it really touched me. Thank you.

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