The death in our family; the funeral; the lingering duty to pray for mercy for the soul just departed — and for all souls in their many needs.
A prayer, well-thought, gives comfort when emotions intervene, and lends words for a heart touched by mankind’s situation:.
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake,
or watch, or weep tonight,
and give your saints and angels charge
over those who sleep.
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest your weary ones;
bless your dying ones;
soothe your suffering ones,
pity your afflicted ones,
shield your joyous ones,
And all for your Love’s sake.