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A Prayer For Tobias

My Spiritual Director had this prayer for me when we met this morning.  I share it here now with you:

A Prayer For Tobias

O Lord, our God, we come before You this day in sadness.  Tobias, who brought us so much joy in life, has now died.  His happy times in our family's embrace have come to an end.  We miss Tobias already.

Help us, O God, to remember the good times with Tobias.  Remind us to rejoice in the happy times he brought to our home.  Let us be thankful for the good life we were blessed to give to him.

We are grateful to You, O God, for creating Tobias, for entrusting him to our care, and for sustaining him in our love for a measure of time.  We understand that all life must die.  We knew that this day would come.  And yet, O God, we would have wanted one more day of play, one more evening of love with Tobias.

O God, as we have taken care of Tobias, in life, we ask that You watch over him in death.  You entrusted Tobias to our care; now, we give him back to You.  May Tobias find a happy new home in Your Loving embrace.

As we remember Tobias, may we love each other more dearly.  May we care for all Your creatures, for every living thing, as we protected the blessed life of Tobias.  May his memory bless our lives with love and caring forever.  AMEN.
  

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(Anonymous)
May. 16th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Lovely & memorable. Keeping y'all in my prayers. Connie
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