Beautiful things in this life are manifold tis true, we count the stars by thousands, the birds and flowers, too; The sunsets and dawnings, rare beauties far and near, but all the wide world over,there’s just one “Mother Dear.”
Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight.I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.Mary Elizabeth Frye
Soul Of Christ, Sanctify Me
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.Body of Christ, save me.Blood of Christ, refresh me.Water from the side of Christ, wash me.Passion of Christ, strengthen me.O good Jesus, hear me.Within your wounds hide me.Let me never be separated from you.From the power of darkness defend me.In the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to you, that with your saints I may praise you for ever and ever.
Heavenly Father, you have not made us for darkness and death, but for life with you for ever.Without you we have nothing to hope for; with you we have nothing to fear.Speak to us now your words of eternal life.
Lift us from anxiety and guilt to the light and peace of your presence, and set the glory of your love before us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
A Prayer For The Dead
God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust.Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end.I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone.In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away.Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever.Amen.
Living God, you have lit the day with the sun’s light and the midnight with shining stars.Lighten our hearts with the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness risen with healing in his wings, Jesus Christ our Lord.And so preserve us in the doing of your will, that at the last we may shine as the stars for ever; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
The Lords Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory.for ever and ever.Amen
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference.Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.Amen.Reinhold Niebuhr
Prayer Of Saint Francis Of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to onsole; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.Amen.
Prayer for the Departed
God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust.Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end.I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone.In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever.Amen.