For Our Loved Ones

Among the many profound expressions of faith I have often found this prayer quite comforting.
For Our Loved Ones
We seem to give them back to thee, O God, who gavest them to us. Yet as thou didst not lose them in giving, so do we 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, and death is only an horizon, and an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further; cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly: draw us closer to thyself that we may know ourselves to be nearer to our loved ones who are with thee. And while thou dost prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place, that where thou art we may be also for evermore.
-Bede Jarrett

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    1. George Mahn III

      Indeed, changing our thinking affects everyone around us. Great way to see it!

    1. George Mahn III

      Thanks, Summer! Much appreciated and I look forward to sharing this wonderful award.

      1. Summer

        You’re welcome. Thanks to you to for your sharing posts. Have a peaceful day

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