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.
"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted"
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.
CHILDS PRAYER – (BOY OR GIRL)
"We never lose those we give to God."
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 Son was His chosen one
With Jesus he's now at rest.
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.
BEYOND THE SUNSET
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
instrument 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 sadness, 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”
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 grey 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 over,
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. I've 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, I've
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
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
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 did not 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 working hourin 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.
" May thy soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the
Mercy of God, Rest in Peace." Amen.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around you
and whispered "Come to Me"
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest
God broke our hearts
To prove to us
He only takes the best.
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.
AN IRISH BLESSING
May the road rise to
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.
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.
PRAYER TO ST. JUDE THADDEUS
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 look 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.
(male or female)
The blow was great the shock
We little thought the end was near,
And only those who have lost
The pain of parting without
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 him near.
( 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
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.
"We never lose those we give to God"
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 forever.
SAFE IN THE KEEPING
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.
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
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. Amen.
full of grace,
the Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art Thou among
is the fruit of
Thy womb, Jesus.
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 savored 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 tomorrow.
A FIREFIGHTER'S PRAYER
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.
The Little Flower,
please pick me a Rose
from the Heavenly
Garden and send it to
me with a Message of
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
I will spend my heaven
doing good upon earth."
- St. Thérèse
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 forgotton
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. Whatever 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 behind 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 you now and for evermore. And May You Rest in Peace. Amen.
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.
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.
and finding you're Home!
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
and there you shall remain,
to walk with us through
until we meet again.
So rest in peace dear
and thanks for all you've done,
we pray that God has
the crown you've truly won.
A Letter From Heaven
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not here to see.
If the sun should rise
And find your eyes,
Filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things
We never got to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you..
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too..
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right there in your heart.
I am with you always I live in your heart, I speak to your soul we are not far apart. When you feel a light breeze and hear the songs the birds sing, know that I see every smile your kindness can bring. I see you building your dreams with wisdom and grace and asking His guidance with each challenge you face. I am more than a memory you will feel our love grow, I am forever your angel some things you just know. Please tell me your thoughts, your hopes and your fears, and know that thorough faith He will heal all your tears. For today I can share that in Heaven above, God has taken my hand I am complete, I am love.
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then, someone at my side says; "There, she is gone!" "Gone where?" Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone! "There are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout; There she comes!”
What Cancer Can't Do
Cancer Is So Limited...
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the spirit.
It cannot lessen the power
of the resurrection.
What Makes a Dad
God took the strength of
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
Then God combined
When there was nothing
more to add,
He knew His masterpiece
And so, He called it ... Dad
A Mothers Love
A Mother's love is something
No one can explain.
It's made of deep devotion,
Of sacrifice and pain.
It's endless and unselfish,
Enduring come what may,
Nothing can destroy it
Or take that love away.
Miss Me But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in gloom-filled rooms,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little -- but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low;
Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me - but let me go.
or this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know, and
Bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me - but let me go.
You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knew why.
A million times we needed you
A million times we cried,
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still,
In our hearts we hold a place
That only you can fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
As part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.
Spanish Prayers En Español
Spanish Prayer #5
Acordaos, ¡oh piadosísima Virgen María!, que jamás se ha oído decir que ninguno de los que han acudido a vuestra protección, implorando vuestra asistencia y reclamando vuestro socorro, haya sido desamparado. Animado por esta confianza, a Vos también acudo, ¡oh Madre, Virgen de las vírgenes!, y gimiendo bajo el peso de mis pecados me atrevo a comparecer ante vuestra presencia soberana. ¡Oh Madre de Dios!, no desechéis mis súplicas, antes bien, escuchadlas y acogedlas benignamente. Amén
Spanish Prayer #7
El Señor es mi pastor: Nada me faltara; en verdes pastos él me hace reposar. A las aguas de descanso me conduce, y reconforta mi alma. Por el camino del bueno me dirige, por amor de su nombre. Aunque pase por quebradas oscuras, no tempo ningún mal, porque tú estas conmigo con tu vara y tu bastón, y al verlas voy sin miedo. La mesa has preparado para mi frente a mis adversarios, con aceite perfumas mi cabeza y rellenas mi copa. Irán conmigo la dicha de tu favor mientras dure mi vida, mi mansión será la casa del Señor por largos, largos dias.
Spanish Prayer #9
Tu tierno rostro y sonrisa paciente.
Con tristeza recordamos
tu tenias palabras bondadosas para cada uno
y moriste amado por todos.
La voz es muda y calma el corazón
Dios nos ama con razón y de verdad.
¡Ah! amargo fue el sendero de partida
de alguien tan bueno como tu.
Querido/o no has sido olvidado/a
ni nunca lo serás
hasta que la vida y memoria perduren
Te extrañamos, nuestros corazones
y al pasar el tiempo te extrañaremos más,
tu querida sonrisa, tu tierno rostro,
nadie podrá llenar tu vacío.
Spanish Prayer #13
Señor Hazme un instrumento de tu paz.
Donde haya odio siembre yo tu amor.
Donde haya injuria perdón.
Donde haya duda fe,
Donde haya deseperación esperanza;
Donde haya oscuridad déjame traer luz
y Dónde haya tristeza alegría.
Oh divino Maestro, Concédeme que no
usqueSer conolado sino consolar;
Ser comprendido sino comprender;
Ser amado sino amar.
Es dando que recibimos;
Es perdonanado que somos perdonados
y Es muriendo que
nacemos a la vid eterna.
Spanish Prayer #14
Que camine siempre en los rayos
del sol y que el amor de Dios mane
a su alrededor, por la felicidad
que nos dio, nunca nadie lo sabrá,
rompió nuestros carazones el perderlo,
pere no partió
solo el dia que Dios lo llamo a su hogar una parte
de nosotros se llevó.
Un millón de veces lo hemos
necesitado, un millón de veces lo hemos ilorado.
Si sólo el amor pudiera haberlo salvado, nunca
Que el Senor lo acompane
Y que descanse en paz. Amén.
Spanish Prayer #22
Dios miró alrededor de su jardín
Y encontró un lugar vacío.
Luego miró hacia abajo a la tierra
y vio su rostro cansado.
Puso sus brazos alrededor de ti
Y levantó al descanso.
El jardín de Dios debe ser hermosa
Él siempre toma lo mejor.
Vio el camino comenzó a encresparse,
Y las colinas eran difíciles de escalar,
Así que cerró sus párpados cansados
Y susurró: "La paz sea tuya."
Me rompió el corazón a perderte
Pero no ir solo,
Para parte de nosotros se fue contigo
El día que Dios te llama a casa.
Spanish Prayer #23
Una noche un hombre soñó que caminaba por la playa en compañía del Señor. Por su mente pasaban escenas de su vida y en cada escena veía sus huellas y las del Señor. Cuando la última escena de su vida pasó ante él, miró a las huellas y se dio cuenta que, durante su vida, muchas veces vio sus huellas solamente; esto sucedió siempre y cuando se sentía solo y triste. Per- turbado por esto le preguntó al Señor:" Señor mío, cuando decidí seguirte tú me prometiste estar siempre a mi lado, pero he notado que cuando me encontraba agobiado por los pesares de la vida he visto un par de huellas solamente. ¿Por qué me abandonaste cuando más te necesitaba?" Él le contestó: "Hijo mío, sabes que te quiero y que nunca te abandono. Durante tus angustias y sufrimientos, el único par de huellas que has visto fueron las mías porque yo te llevaba en mis brazos."
Spanish Prayer #44
Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia,
el Señor es contigo.
Bendita tú eres entre
todas las mujeres,
y bendito es el fruto de
tu vientre, Jesús.
Santa María, Madre de Dios,
ruega por nosotros, pecadores
ahora y en la hora
de nuestra muerte. Amén
Spanish Prayer #47
¡No sufras por mí, porque ahora estoy libre! Sigo el camino que Dios me mostró. He visto su rostro, he escuchado su llamado, Tomé su mano y dejé todo... No pude quedarme otro día más, Amar, reír, trabajar, ó jugar; Las tareas no cumplidas deben quedarse así, Y si mi partida ha dejado un vacío, Entonces llénalo con alegría rememorada. Una amistad compartida, una risa, un beso... Sí, estas cosas también las extrañaré. Mi vida fue completa, he saboreado bastante; Buenos momentos, buenos amigos, el toque de un ser amado. Quizás mi tiempo pareció muy breve, No reduzcas el tuyo con un sufrimiento innecesario. Que no te agobien las lágrimas de dolor, Disfruta la luz del sol de mañana.