Friday, 22 November 2019

Setting an Angel Watch

This is a prayer for Mary, whose days this time are ending, and whose pathway out of this world is slow and arduous and lonely. She is having trouble crossing the bar.

That the Lord will come and lift her soul to himself.

That she may see her way clear and not be afraid.

That those she has loved and who loved her will come back to collect her and bear her home.

That her soul will arrive in peace.

That everything unresolved may settle into peace within her, so she may be free indeed.

God speed, longtime friend and companion. Go well. Don't wait. Nothing is wasted. Nothing is lost.

Hold the way clear for her, beloved Lord, take her by the hand, into green pastures, beside still waters, may angels attend her.

May she be peaceful, may all be accomplished, may she be free.



The Rev. Susan Creighton said...

Prayers indeed....

Lord in your great mercy grant to your servant Mary a rich entrance into your kingdom.

Depart, O Christian soul, out of this world;
In the Name of God the Father Almighty who created you;
In the Name of Jesus Christ who redeemed you;
In the Name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you.
May your rest be this day in peace, and your dwelling place in the Light and Love of God.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Mary. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

Pen Wilcock said...

With all my heart; Amen.

greta said...

praying with you.

Pen Wilcock said...

Thank you. She was a little better today — this is long and slow. Mountain-moving intercession . . .

Rebecca said...


Sandra Ann said...

Such a beautiful prayer xx

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