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Selected Prayer: Prayer No. 34


“We never lose those we give to God”
St. Augustine

O Gentlest Heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament‚ ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames‚ and do Thou O merciful Saviour send Thy angels to conduct Thy departed servant to a place of refreshment‚ light and peace. Amen. May the souls of the faithful departed‚ through the mercy of God‚ rest in peace. Amen.


Look down upon me‚ good and gentle Jesus‚ while before Thy face I humbly kneel‚ and with burning soul pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith‚ hope‚ and charity‚ true contrition for my sins‚ and a firm purpose of amendment: the while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five wounds‚ pondering over them within me‚ whilst I call to mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee‚ my Jesus: “They pierced my hands and my feet; they numbered all my bones”


Memorare of St. Bernard

Remember‚ O most gracious Virgin Mary‚ that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection‚ implored thy help‚ and sought thy intercession‚ was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence‚ I fly unto thee‚ O Virgin of virgins‚ my Mother! To thee I come‚ before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate! Despise not my petition‚ but‚ in thy mercy‚ hear and answer me. Amen.


(Male or Female)

“We never lose those we give to God.”
St. Augustine

God needed an angel in Heaven
To stand at the Savior’s feet;

His choice must be the rarest
A lily pure and sweet.

He gazed upon the mighty throng
Then stopped and picked the best‚

Our child was His chosen one
With Jesus he’s now at rest.


The 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea‚ though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death‚ I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.



Should you go first and I remain‚
to walk the road alone‚
I’ll live in memories garden‚ dear‚
with happy days we’ve known.
In spring I’ll wait for roses red‚ when
faded‚ the lilacs blue.
In early fall when brown leaves fall‚
I’ll catch a glimpse of you.
I’ll hear your voice‚ I’ll see your
smile‚ tho blindly I may grope‚
The memory of your helping hand
will buoy me on with hope.
Should you go first and I remain‚
one thing I’ll have you do:
Walk slowly down that long long
path‚ for soon I’ll follow you.
I want to know each step you take‚
So I may take the same.
For someday down that lonely road‚
you’ll hear me call your name.


Your gentle face and patient smile‚
With sadness we recall
You had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled the heart‚
That loved us well and true.
Ah‚ bitter was the trial to part
From one as good as you.
You are not forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.
We miss you now our hearts are sore‚
As time goes by we miss you more‚
Your loving smile‚ your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place.


Lord‚ make me an intrument of Your 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 saddness‚ joy.
O Divine Master‚ grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console;
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.


“We never lose those we give to God”
St. Augustine

May you always walk in sunshine and God’s love around you flow‚ for the happiness you gave us‚ no one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you‚ but you did not go alone‚ a part of us went with you the day God called you home. A million times we’ve needed you‚ a million times we’ve cried. If love could only have saved you. You never would have died.
The Lord be with you And May You Rest in Peace. Amen.



May peace be ever in your soul
Through fortune‚ smile or frown‚
No matter how far up you climb‚
Or low you tumble down.
May peace be yours in brilliant dawn‚
And in gray twilight blue‚
When stars in splendor‚ all appear‚
Or sky is darkest hue.
May peace fill all your sunshine days‚
And all your dark ones‚ too‚
when honors come and smile at you‚
Or sorrows pierce you through.
And when the last sweet‚ clarion call
Tells you this life is o’er‚
May Christ‚ our God‚ the King of Peace
Meet you on a peaceful shore.


Fill not your hearts with pain and
sorrow, but remember me in every
tomorrow. Remember the joy, the
laughter, the smiles. Iíve only gone to
rest a while. Although my leaving
causes pain and grief, my going has
eased my heart and given me relief. So
dry your eyes and remember me, not as
I am but as I used to be. Because,
I will remember you all and look on with a
smile. Understand in your hearts, Iíve
only gone to rest awhile. As long as I
have the love of you, I can live my life
in the hearts of all of you.



Now I lay me down
to sleep;
I pray thee‚ Lord‚
my soul to keep
If I should die
before I wake‚
I pray Thee‚ Lord
my soul to take.



Guardian Angel from heaven
So bright‚ watching beside me
to lead me aright‚ fold
Thy wings around
Me and guard me
With love‚ softly sing
Songs to me of
Heaven above. Amen.


I said a prayer for you today‚ and know God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart‚ although He spoke no word. I didn’t ask for Wealth or fame (I knew he wouldn’t mind). I asked Him to send treasures of a far more lasting kind! I asked that He’d be near you at the start of each new day; To grant your health and blessings and friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small. But it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all!



I am home in heaven‚ dear ones; Oh‚ so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. all the pain and grief is over‚ every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever‚ safely home in heaven at last. Did you ever wonder I so calmly trod the valley of the shade? Oh! but Jesus’ love illumined every dark and fearful glade. and He came Himself to meet me in that way so hard to tread; and with Jesus’ arm to lean on‚ could I have one doubt or dread? Then you must not grieve so sorely‚ for I love you dearly still; try to look beyond earth’s shadows‚ pray to trust our Father’s will. There is still work waiting for you‚ so you must not idly stand; do it now‚ while life remaineth - you shall rest in Jesus’ land. When that work is all completed‚ He will gently call you home; Oh‚ the rapture of that meeting‚ Oh‚ the joy to see you come!


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 sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn’s 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 star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.


God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the
Earth‚ and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He saw the road was getting rough‚
And the hills were hard to climb‚
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For a part of us went with you‚
The day God called you home.



One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene‚ he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him‚ and the other to the LORD. When the last scenes of his life flashed before him‚ he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. “LORD‚ you said that once I decided to follow you‚ you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life‚ there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.” The LORD replied‚ “My precious‚ precious child‚ I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering‚ when you saw only one set of footprints‚ it was then that I carried you.”


When I must leave you
For a little while -
Please do not grieve
And hug your sorrow to you
Through the years‚
But start out bravely
With a gallant smile; and for
My sake and in my name
Live on and do all the things
The same feed not your
Loneliness on empty days‚
But fill each waking hour
In useful ways
Reach out your hand
In comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you
And hold you near; And never‚
Never be afraid to die‚
For I am waiting for you in the sky!


Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony.
“Blessed be God in His Angels and
In His Saints”

O Holy St. Anthony‚ gentlest of Saints‚ your love for God and charity for His creatures‚ made you worthy when on earth‚ to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word‚ which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought‚ I implore of you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle‚ even so‚ you are the Saint of Miracles. O gentle and loving St. Anthony‚ whose heart was ever full of human sympathy‚ whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus‚ who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.


You toiled so hard for those you loved.
You said goodbye to none‚
Your spirit flew before we knew‚
Your work on earth was done.
We miss you now‚ our hearts are sore‚
As time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile‚ your gentle face:
No one can fill your vacant place.
Your life was love and labor.
Your love for your family true.
You did the best for all of us.
We will always remember you.


(Male or Female)

The Lord be with you Dad.
And May You Rest in peace. Amen.

A light is from our household gone
A voice we loved is stilled‚
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God gave us a beautiful father -
A Father who never grew old
You were always there with a helping
Hand. Help us now to accept His plan.
We miss you now‚ our hearts are sore
As time goes by‚ we miss you more
Your loving smile‚ your gentle face
No one can take our “Father’s place.”
May the Choirs of the Angels
Receive you and may you have rest
And peace everlasting. Amen.



Most merciful Father‚ we commend our departed into Your hands. We are filled with the sure hope that our departed will rise again on the Last Day with all who have died in Christ. We thank You for all the good things You have given during our departed’s earthly life. O Father‚ in Your great mercy‚ accept our prayer that the Gates of Paradise may be opened for Your servant‚ in our turn may we too be comforted by the words of faith when we greet Christ in glory and we are united with You and our departed. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.



May the road rise to
meet you‚
May the wind
be always at your back.
May the sun
shine warm upon your face‚
The rains fall
soft upon your fields
And until we meet
again may GOD hold you
in the palm of HIS hand.


Gentilissimo Cuore di Gesu’‚ sempre presente nel Sacramento Eucaristico Benedetto mai distrutto nel vivace amore per i poveri‚ per I’anime del purgatorio‚ ha una continua merce’ nel suo cuore per i servi che lasciano questo mondo. Siate‚ o Signore‚ meno severo nel giudicare‚ e fate in modo che il vostro sangue prezioso allieve le sofferenze del purgatorio. O benigno Salvatore inviate a loro i Vostre’ Angeli per la loro salvezza‚ luce e pace eterna.



I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways‚
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve‚
to dry before the sun
of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.



O GLORIOUS APOSTLE‚ St. Jude Thaddeus‚ true relative of Jesus and Mary‚ I salute thee through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus! Through this Heart I Praise and thank God for the graces He has bestowed upon thee. Humbly prostrate before thee‚ I implore thee through this Heart to lock down upon me with compassion. Oh‚ despise not my poor prayers; let not my trust be confounded! To thee God has granted the privilege of aiding mankind in the most desperate cases. Oh‚ come to my aid‚ that I may praise the mercies of God! All my life I will be grateful to thee and will be thy faithful client until I can thank thee in Heaven. Amen.

Blessed Apostle with confidence we invoke thee! (Three Times). St. Jude‚ Help of the Hopeless‚ aid me in my distress! (Three Times).


(Male or Female)

The blow was great the shock severe.
We little thought the end was near‚
And only those who have lost can tell
The pain of parting without farewell.
It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you did not go alone‚
A part of us went with you‚
The day God called you home.
Nothing can ever take away‚
The love a heart holds dear‚
Fond memories linger every day‚
Remembrances keeps her near.



O clementissimo coracao de Jesus‚ sempre ardendo de amor para com as pobres almas do purgatorio‚ tende piedade da alma do vosso servo. Nao sejais severo no Vasso julgamente‚ mais deixar cair umas gotas do Vasso precioso sangue sobre aquellas chamas devoradoras e Voz‚ o misericordioso salvador‚ mandae os Vassos anjos a conduzir a sua alma para um logar de re- pouso‚ e luz e paz. Amen. Que as almas dos fieis defuntos dascancem em paz pela misericordia de Deus. Amen.


(Male or Female)

We sat beside your bedside‚
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our best to the end‚
‘Til we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking‚
We watched you fade away;
And though our hearts were breaking‚
We knew you could not stay.
You left behind some aching hearts‚
That loved you most sincere;
We never shall and never will
Forget you Father dear.



Life is but a stopping place‚
A pause in what’s to be‚
A resting place along the road
To sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys‚
Different paths along the way‚
We all were meant to learn Some things‚
But never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place
Far greater than we know‚
For some‚ the journey quicker‚
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends‚
We’ll claim a great reward‚
And find an everlasting peace‚
Together with the Lord.


A bouquet of beautiful memories‚
Sprayed with a million tears‚
Wishing God could have spared you‚
If just for a few more years.
It does not take a special day‚
For us to think of you‚
Each Mass we hear‚
Each prayer we say‚
Is offered up for you.
We cannot bring the old days back‚
When we were all together‚
Our family chain is broken now‚
But memories live for ever.



I am Home in Heaven‚ dear ones‚
Oh! so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this Everlasting Light.
All the pain and grief are over!
Every restless yearning past;
I am now at peace forever‚
Safely Home in Heaven at last.
Dear one‚ do not grieve so sorely‚
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows‚
Pray to trust Our Father’s Will.
When your work is completed‚
He will gently call you Home;
Oh! the rapture of that meeting!
Oh‚ the joy to see you come.


(Male or Female)

The Lord be with you Mom and
May you Rest in Peace. Amen.

You can only have one mother‚
Patient‚ kind and true.
No other friend in all the world‚
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you‚
To mother you will turn‚
For all her loving kindness‚
She asks nothing in return.
As I look upon her picture‚
Sweet memories I recall‚
Of a face so full of sunshine‚
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus‚ take this message‚
To my dear mother up above;
Tell her how I miss her‚
And give her all my love.



Hail‚ Holy Queen‚ Mother of mercy;
hail our life‚
our sweetness and our hope.
To Thee do we cry‚
poor banished children of Eve;
to Thee do we send up our sighs‚
mourning and weeping in
this valley of tears.
Turn then‚ most gracious Advocate‚
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile
show unto us the blessed fruit
of thy womb‚ Jesus; O clement‚ O loving‚ O
sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us‚
O holy Mother of God that we may
be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


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 hardship as a pathway to peace. Taking‚ as Jesus did‚ this sinful world as it is‚ not as I would have it. Trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.



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
and the power‚
and the glory‚ forever. Amen.



Hail Mary‚
full of grace‚
the Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art Thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb‚ Jesus.
Holy Mary‚
Mother of God
pray for us sinners‚
now and at the hour of our death.


When I am gone‚ release me‚ let me go I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears‚ be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love. You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. But now it’s time I traveled on alone. So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for a while that we must part‚ so bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away‚ for life goes on so if you need me‚ call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me‚ I’ll be near-and if you listen with your heart‚ you’ll hear all of my love around soft and clear. And then‚ when you must come this way alone I’ll greet you with a smile and “Welcome Home.”


(Male or Female)

Don’t think of her as gone away.
Her journey has just begun‚
Life holds so many facets...
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched.
For nothing loved is ever lost -
and she was loved so much.



Don’t grieve for me‚ for now I’m free!
I follow the path God laid for me.
I saw His face‚ I heard His call‚
I took his hand and left it all…
I could not stay another day‚
To love‚ to laugh‚ to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way‚
And if my parting has left a void‚
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared‚ a laugh‚ a kiss…
Ah yes‚ these things I too‚ shall miss.
My life’s been full‚ I’ve savoured much:
Good times‚ good friends‚ a loved
one’s Touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief -
Don’t shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow‚
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.



When I am called to duty‚ God‚
Whenever flames may rage;
Give me strength to save some
Life‚ whatever be it’s age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late;
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
I want to fill my calling and to
Give the best in me;
To guard my every neighbor
And protect his property.
And if‚ according to my fate‚
I am to lose my life;
Please bless with Your protecting hand‚
my children and my wife.


(Portuguese-Lords Prayer)

Pai nosso que estais no Céus‚ santificado seja o vasso Nome; venha a nós o vosso Reino; seja feita a vossa vontade‚ assim na Terra como no Céu; o pão nosso de cada dia nos dai hoje; perdoai-nos as nossas ofensas assim como nós perdoamas a quem nos tem ofendido‚ e não nos deixeis cair em tentação‚ mas livrai-nos do mal. Amém.


(Portuguese - Hail Mary)

Ave‚ Maria‚ cheia de graça‚ o
Senhor é convosco; bendita sois
vós entre as mulheres e bendito é
o fruto do vosso ventre‚ Jesus.
Santa Maria‚ Mãe de Deus‚ rogai
por nós‚ pecadores‚ agora e na
hora da nossa morte. Amém.



Portuguese 23rd Psalm

O senhor é o meu Pastor. Nada me faltará. Ele me faz deitar em pastageus relvosas; conduz-me junto a lugares de descanso bem regados. Refrigera a minha alma. Guia-me nos trilhos da justica por causa do seu nome. Ainda que eu ande pelo vale da sombra tenebrosa‚ uáo temerei mal nemhum‚ porque tu estás comigo. Tua vara e teu bastáo sáo as hostis; un-taste-me a cabeça com óleo. Meu corpo está bem chio. De certo‚a própria bondade e benevoléncia estaráo no encalço todo os dias da minha vida; e habitarei na casa senhor para sempre.



O’Bondoso coracáo de Jesus
sempre presenté no Santissimo
Sacramento‚ em permanente con-
cativas no Purgatorio‚ tende
piedade da alma do vosso servo.
Nao sejais servero na Vossa Justica
e perdoai-Ihes os seus pecados pela
divindade do Nosso Senhor Jesus
Christo. Pai Nosso‚ Ave Maria:
Que a Sua Alma e alma em
todos os defuntos descance de paz. Amen.




O najlaskawsze Serce Jezusa‚ ciagle bedace w blogoslawionym Sakramencie‚ zawsze oddane goracej milosci biednym duszom zniew olonym w czysccu‚ miei litosc nad dusza twego umarlego slugi. Nie badz surowym w Twym wyroku; pozwól‚ by kilka kropel Twej cennej krwi padlo na pozerajace plomienie. A Ty‚ o litosciwy Zbawicielu‚ poslii Twych aniolow‚ by oni kierowali twego umarlego sluge do miejsca odswiezenia‚ swiatla i pokoiu. Amen. (100 dni dla kazdej aspiracji)


St. Therese‚
The Little Flower‚
please pick me a Rose
from the Heavenly
Garden and send it to
me with a Message of Love.
Ask God to grant
me the Favor I Thee
implore and tell Him
I will Love Him each
day More and More.

(The above prayer plus 5 Our Father’s‚ 5 Hail Mary’s‚ 5 Glory Be’s must be said on 5 successive days‚ before 11 A.M. On the 5th day‚ the 5th set of prayers having been completed‚ offer one more set -- 5 Our Father’s‚ 5 Hail Mary’s‚ 5 Glory Be’s.)


“After my death‚
I will let fall a shower
of roses.
I will spend my heaven
doing good upon earth.”

St. Thérèse‚ “the Little Flower”
of Jesus


May the Angels take you into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome you on your way‚ and lead you into the holy city‚ Jerusalem. May the choir of angels welcome you‚ and with Lazarus who once was poor‚ may you have everlasting rest. I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me‚ even if he die‚ shall live; and whoever lives and believes in me‚ shall never die.


If tears could build a stairway,
And memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knows why.
My heart still aches in sadness,
And secret tears will flow,
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more,
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today,
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you'll always stay.


Holy Virgin Mary‚ Mother of God and Our Mother‚ accept this Holy Rosary which I offer you to show my love for you and my firm confidence in your powerful intercession. I offer it as an act of faith in the mysteries of the Incarnation and the Redemption‚ as an act of Thanksgiving to God for all His love for me and all mankind‚ as an act of atonement for the sins of the world‚ especially my own‚ and as an act of petition to God through your intercession for all the needs of God’s people on earth‚ but especially for this earnest request. (Mention your request here.) I beg you‚ dear Mother of God‚ present my petition to Jesus‚ your Son. I know that you want me to seek God’s will in my request. If what I ask for should not be God’s will‚ pray that I receive that which will be of greater benefit for my soul. I put all my confidence in Thee.


Death is nothing at all‚ I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatsoever we were to each other‚ that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name‚ speak to me in the easy way which you always used to. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play‚ smile‚ think of me‚ pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it has ever meant. It is the same as it ever was‚ there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you‚ for an interval‚ somewhere very near‚ just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past‚ nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before‚ only better‚ infinitely happier and forever -- we will be one together with Christ.


We little knew that morning‚ God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly‚ In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you‚ You did not go alone‚ For part of us went with you‚ The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories‚ Your love is still our guide‚ And though we cannot see you‚ You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken‚ And nothing seems the same‚ But as God calls us one by one‚ The chain will link again.


You left a beautiful memory and a sorrow too great to be told‚ but to us who loved and lost you‚ your memory will never grow old. Always a silent hurt‚ many a silent tear‚ but always a beautiful memory of one we loved so dear. God gave us strength to bear it‚ and courage to take the blow‚ but what it meant to love you‚ no one will ever know. Eternal rest grant unto him‚ O Lord‚ and let perpetual light shine upon him. The Lord be with now and for evermore. And May You Rest in Peace. Amen.


(Amazing Grace)

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound‚
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found‚
was blind but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear‚
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!
The Lord has promised good to me‚
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.
Through many dangers‚ toils‚ and snares‚
I have already come‚
‘tis grace that brought me safe thus far‚
and grace will lead me home.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years‚
bright shining as the sun‚
we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
than when we’d first begun.



O Great Apostle of Ireland‚ glorious St. Patrick‚ to whom under God‚ so many are indebted for the most precious of all treasures‚ the great gift of Faith‚ receive our fervent thanks for the zeal and charity which have been to thousands the source of blessings so invaluable. Ask for all who dwell in this land and the land of thy labors‚ the precious light of Faith‚ and beg for us on whom its glorious rays have long since beamed‚ the grace to regulate our lives by its sacred maxims.


There comes a time for all of us
when we must say good-bye,
But faith and hope and love
and trust can never, never die.
Although the curtain falls at last
is that a cause to grieve?
The future's fairer than the past
if only we believe;
And trust in God's eternal care--
So when the Master calls
let's say that life is still more fair
although the curtain falls.



Of stepping on the shore and finding it Heaven‚ Of taking hold of a hand‚ and finding it God’s hand‚ Of breathing a new air and finding it celestial air‚ Of feeling invigorated and finding it immortality‚ Of passing from storm and tempest to an unknown calm‚ Of waking and finding you’re Home!


Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather look to them with full hope that as they arise‚ God‚ whose very own you are‚ will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it‚ God will carry you in His arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow‚ the same everlasting Father who cares for you today‚ will take care of you then and everyday. He will either shield you from suffering‚ or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

St. Francis de Sales


I Said A Prayer For You Today

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word!
I didn’t ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn’t mind)
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He’d be near you
At the start of each new day
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all!


Though her smile is gone forever‚
And her hand we cannot touch‚
We shall never lose sweet memories
Of the one we loved so much.
We hold you close within
our hearts‚
And there you shall remain‚
To walk with us through
our lives‚
Until we meet again‚
So rest in peace Dear
loved one
And thanks for all you’ve
We pray that God has
given you‚
The crown you’ve truly won.


There comes a time for all of us when we must say good-bye‚ But faith and hope and love and trust can never‚ never die. Although the curtain falls at last is that a cause to grieve? The future’s fairer than the past if only we believe; And trust in God’s eternal care-- So when the Master calls let’s say that life is still more fair although the curtain falls.



Take a close look please‚ who do you see? A friend‚ a loved one? It may even be me. Because of my illness‚ I'm no longer the same‚ But reach out and touch me‚ I'm more than a name. As you go about your activities each day‚ you may be tempted to think I'm just in the way. You hustle and bustle‚ and run here and there. You're too busy to smile‚ or just stroke my hair. I may not notice the frown that you give‚ nor be aware‚ you have your own life to live. I too had a life‚ filled with laughter and tears. We made wonderful plans for our later years. And now here I am‚ in this world of my own. I'm lost and I'm frightened‚ and feel all alone. How I would like a soft gentle touch‚ a kind friendly smile‚ I'm not asking for much. take a close look please‚ who do you see? A friend‚ a loved one? It may even be me. Because of my illness‚ I'm no longer the same‚ but reach out and touch me‚ I'm more than a name.

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