Dying & Loss

Prayers For Those Who Grieve

Loving God, you pursue us with untiring love and dispel the shadow of death with the bright dawn of life. Give courage to us in our loss and sorrow. Be our refuge and strength, O Lord, reassure us of your continuing love and lift us from the depths of grief into the peace and light of your presence. Your Son, our…

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Celtic, Creation, Dying & Loss

The Ebb And Flow

As it was, As it is, As it shall be Evermore, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow.   – From the Carmina Gedalica – Submitted by Doug

Dying & Loss, Old Age

Abide With Me – Henry F. Lyte

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see— O Thou who changest not, abide…

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Dying & Loss, Intercession, Love

Those Who Care For The Sick – Mother Teresa

Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day In the presence of your sick ones, and while I am nursing them may I serve you.   Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, and the unreasonable, may I still recognise You and say: “Jesus, my patient, I am joyful to serve you.”  …

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Biblical, Dying & Loss

Teach Us To Number Our Days

Lord, you have always been our safe place. Before the mountains were born before you created the world, from age to age you are God.   Teach us to number our days,   that we may gain a heart of wisdom With your Word you return people to dust. For you a thousand years are like a day just gone…

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Dying & Loss

We Give Back Those You Gave Us – William Penn

We give back to you, Lord God, those whom you gave us. You did not lose them when you gave them to us. We do not lose them when they return to you. Christ has shown us love that cannot die, So death has lost its sting and cannot separate us from you. Open our eyes to see you more…

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Biblical, Dying & Loss

I Lift My Eyes To The Hills

I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord: The maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip. The one who watches over you will not sleep; he does not rest or sleep. The Lord watches over you- The Lord is your shade at your right…

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Dying & Loss, Short

Facing Regrets

Forgiving God, when we notice how many things are still undone, and begin to regret, Restore our hearts. Forgive our mistakes. Bind up wounds of past mistakes. Transform our guilt into love and by your grace make us whole. In the name of Christ. Amen.