Blog Template Theology of the Body: In His Mercy

Monday, September 11, 2006

In His Mercy

Lord, support us all the day long,
until the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.

Then in your mercy,
grant us a safe lodging,
and a holy rest,
and peace at the last.

Come to meet them, angels of the Lord!
Receive their souls and present them to God the Most High.

May Christ, who called them, take them to himself;
may angels lead them to Abraham's side.

Give them eternal rest, O Lord,
and may your light shine on them forever.

More on the Christian theology of praying for the dead here.