A Prayer for the living, remembering the innocent who had their lives cut short, a prayer for the families who are mourning and a prayer for your nation. thanking loved ones who join with us in this time of question and grief.
seem to give them back to thee, O God
who gavest them to us. Yet as thou didst
not lost them in giving, so we do not lose
them by their return. not as the World giveth,
givest thou O Lover of Souls. What thou
givest, Thou takest not away, for
what is thine is ours also, if we are thine
and life is Eternal and Love is
immortal & Death is only an
Horizon & an horizon is nothing
save the limit of Out Sight....
Lift us up, Strong Son of God that we
may see farther; Cleanse Our eyes that
we may see more clearly; Draw us closer
to thyself that we may know ourselves
to be nearer our loved ones who are
with thee. And while thou dost prepare a
place for us, prepare us also for that
happy place, that were thou art,
we may be also Forevermore.
With Deepest Sympathy
(prayer used by Father Bede Jerrett O.P.)
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