illuminPrayer for the Dead
Dear God,
Please take the soul and spirit of this dear departed one into the sweetest corner of Your mind, the most tender place in Your heart, that she, and I, might be comforted.
For now she has gone, and I pray, dear God, for the strength to remember she has not gone far.
For she is with You and shall remain so forever.
She remains within me, for we are all in You together.
The cord that binds us one to the other cannot be cut, surely not by death.
For You, dear God, have brought us together, and we remain in eternal connection.
There is no power greater than You.
Death is not Your master, nor mine.
These things I believe and ask my heart to register.
I surrender to You my grief.
I surrender to you my pain.
Please take care of Your servant, my dear one who has passed.
And please, dear Lord, take care of me.
Death and dying are ‘untouchable’ subjects in our society. They shouldn’t be but it is the byproduct of a society focused on youth, sexiness and beauty. Only in God is there no fear of wrinkles, sags, bags and ultimately death.

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