A Parting Prayer
Dear Lord, Please open your gates and
Call St Francis to come and escort this beloved
Companion across the Rainbow Bridge
Assign him a place of honor,
For he has been a faithful servant
And has always tried to please me.
Bless the hands that send him to you,
For they do so in love and compassion
Freeing him from pain and suffering.
Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of his life
With the love he has shown me
And grant me the courage to honor him
By sharing his memory with others.
Let me remember him well
Let him know that I will always love him
And when it is my time to pass over into your paradise
Please allow him to accompany those that will bring me home.
Thank you Lord
For granting me the strength
To give him to you now.