Thursday, November 10, 2011

Litany of Remembrance

O Lord of life, bless the memories we cherish. This day affords us a glimpse of eternity. May the sorrow we have known be softened by our sense of your infinite wisdom, your abiding love, and your eternal promise

In the rising of the sun to its setting, we remember them.

In the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter, we remember them.

In the opening of the buds in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.

In the blueness of the sky and the warmth of summer, we remember them.

In the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of autumn, we remember them.

In the beginning of the year and at its close, we remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.

When we are lost and sick of heart, we remember them.

When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.

So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us and we remember them.