The Book of Uncommon Prayers: We Grieve Who Are Left

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We grieve who are left, for his pain is done.

The stresses and pressures of providing in this work-a-day world are replaced with light and bright hope fulfilled.  It is all he ever wanted.  It is all he ever believed in.

But it is early–earlier than any would have expected.

And the long days for those left behind are just beginning.  And the tears seem never-ending for empty arms.

If comfort is to be comfort at all, it must be real.  Tight-hug heavy.

Father, of all comfort, who lost what was most precious, give these devastated ones the hope that only comes with resurrection.  Comfort them in this scarring suddenness.  because until the last earth breath, they weep.


(For a local home education family who has just lost their father this week in a car accident.  The mother also is in serious condition. 😦 )

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20 Responses to The Book of Uncommon Prayers: We Grieve Who Are Left

  1. susansplace says:

    Beautiful prayer. Such a sad loss. God’s peace to those grieving.

  2. Your post is beautiful, but I am sorry to hear of your friends’ losses.

  3. soonie2 says:

    Beautiful words and outstanding images for such a tragic loss. So sorry to hear this.

    • Thank you. It is so hard to figure life out. My son had the same T-bone kind of accident and lived. His car looked much worse actually. I am thankful–so thankful–for his being saved. But oh, that these sweet folks could have received that same grace in this broken world. 😦

  4. pattisj says:

    Sending hugs and prayers.

  5. v4vikey says:

    Nice and Beautiful..

  6. nutsfortreasure says:

    So very sad. Sorry for everyone’s loss.

    Beautiful words and photos.

  7. What beautiful words of comfort for this family! My prayers are with them!

  8. Pingback: My Book of Uncommon Prayer: | A p r o n h e a d — Lilly

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