For those we love, but see no longer

A prayer of love and hope in the midst of loss.

Grieving

Father of all, we pray to you for those we love, but see no longer: Grant them your peace; let light perpetual shine upon them; and, in your loving wisdom and almighty power, work in them the good purpose of your perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer, page 504

I trust in the Communion of Saints. I trust that this, and all my prayers, for my mother and two sisters and a host of other family and friends—whom I love, but see no longer—is indeed heard and answered as they experience the never-failing love and beauty of God. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

  • What is the Communion of saints? The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise. Book of Common Prayer, 862
  • Prayers for those who have died, and those who grieve, can be found in the Book of Common Prayer, 503-505.
  • Fast from … Feast on Litany by William Arthur Ward

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Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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