By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
Today I got the call that the daughter of a friend had been found dead. My heart broke into pieces. There is so much agony surrounding this news. The family left behind, the many friends and my own children who were close to her. There is no greater sorrow for a parent than to lose a child...at any age, in any circumstance.
Lord Jesus, look with compassion upon these your servants. Embrace them in their sorrow and bring them to a place of peace knowing that their beloved child, wife, mother, granddaughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend now rests in the arms of Love. Amen.