“Dear Heavenly Father,
Death is not a surprise…it’s one of the most predictable parts of life but…the inevitable came and my heart was not prepared for the loss.
Lord, I have numbness where there should be words. I have pain where I once held joy. The irreplaceable has been swept from under me and I’m in need of comfort.
The world looks different. My heart is heavy from words (and feelings) never spoken.
Bless me to redeem the time; to make most of every day. Help me to walk in your ways and to become more like you with each passing year.
I pray comfort for every person that has been touched by this loss and most of all, I pray this sad goodbye will be the beginning of renewed search for understanding and deeper meaning of a life fulfilled in you.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.”