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For Our Loved Ones

May 2, 2013

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

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2013 8:35 pm


  2. May 3, 2013 1:57 am

    like the phrase: lift us up
    if we could do that for and with our loved ones
    we would be a lot closer to the sun

  3. June 10, 2013 7:22 am

    Sweet you,

    I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world

    Thank you for that..

    Namasté, Summer

    • June 10, 2013 5:15 pm

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

      • June 11, 2013 9:31 am

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


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