The State of Florida has schedule Eddie Wayne Davis to be executed on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
As part of the bishops of Florida initiative, and at the request of Bishop Noonan parishes will offer one of the following intercessions at all weekend Masses on the weekend of July 5/6, 2014. We also ask that you continue to pray for his victim Kimberly Waters, her family, the family of Mr. Davis. Please pray for all the public officials involved in this scheduled execution and for Governor Scott, that he will discern God’s will and apply the teachings of our Catholic faith on the death penalty.
For victims of violent crimes
and for those who are awaiting execution…for Eddie Wayne Davis, scheduled to be executed by the State of Florida.
For the families of those suffering in the aftermath of violent crimes
may they be comforted and consoled.
For the men and women who sit on death row
awaiting the end of their life,
that we might pray for them
with compassion and care.
For those who have lost hope,
and especially for those condemned to die,
that we might work to save their lives.
For those condemned to die,
and especially for men and women on death row,
that their plight might move the hearts of the people of this nation.
“Abolition of the death penalty is most consonant with the example of Jesus, who both taught and practiced the forgiveness of injustice.”
– US Bishops, Statement on Capital Punishment, Article 13