Someday, Lord,
I know I will go the way of all flesh.
I will leave this life, this earth.

When that day comes,
oh, let me be ready.
Let me greet with joy
and anticipation
the day that will fulfill all my soul's longings.

Let my loved ones be ready, too.
Let them be firm in their faith
and strong even while they grieve.
Let them be well provided for,
financially and relationally.
Let them be wise enough to ask, "What now?" rather than "Why?"

And then, as always,
keep them as the apple of your eye and hide them under the shadow of your wing, in Jesus' name, amen.

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