Prayer for Our Dead
We seem to give them back to Thee, O God, who gave them to us. Yet, as Thou did not lose them in giving, so we do not lose them by their return. Life is eternal and love immortal and death is only an horizon, and an horizon is nothing except the limit of our sight. Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further; cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly; draw us closer to Thyself that we may know ourselves to be nearer to our loved ones who are with Thee.