Grant O lord, that my own heart may be
touched, as yours
is, at the passing of all souls into eternal life. You experience deep and loving relationships while on earth and wept at
the death of your friend, Lazarus.
In great confidence, I pray for all my friends and loved onves who are no longer
here on this journey of faith. I pray also for those who are facing at this moment their own last agony. How wonderful it
is to know that I can support and comfort them in their final moments.
When I am sad at the death of those who were
close to me, may my sadness be firmly supported by my faith that life is merely changed not ended that those I love are still
with me though unseen. O Lord, increase my faith in the great mystery of eternal life. Teach me to live each day knowing that
all here passes and that when we leave we will travel very lightly.
May you, Lord Jesus Christ, wlecome me and all
those for who I pray into eternal life at the moment pleasing to you.
Glory be to you one God, Father Son and Holy
Spirit now and forever.
Mary, Mother of the living pray for us. Amen
from St. Benedicts Abbey Benet Lake