O merciful Father, who has taught us in thy holy Word that
thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men:
Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servant for whom
our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy,
nourish their soul with patience, comfort them with a sense of
thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon them, and give
them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer, pg 831
My heart is heavy this morning after hearing sad news. Life is precious. Cherish each moment, live each day, give hugs, tell people you love them, let yourself have dessert.
17 hours ago