A Parting Prayer

By: Jane

May 19 2011

Category: Uncategorized


The Rainbow Bridge

An old and dear friend sent me this in an email.

A Parting Prayer

Dear Lord, please open your gates
and come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign her to a place of honor,
for she has been a faithful servant
and has always done her best to please me.

Bless the hands that send her to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing her from pain and suffering.

Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of her life
with the love she has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor her
by sharing those memories with others.

Let her remember me as well
and let her know that I will always love her.
And when it’s my time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow her to accompany those
who will bring me home.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of her companionship
and for the time we’ve had together.

And thank you, Lord,
for granting me the strength
to give her to you now.



4 comments on “A Parting Prayer”

  1. Thanks for that. Quite lovely.

    A pastor friend of mine once told me that letting go of someone who is dying is like waving goodbye to a ship as it sets sail with full recognition that many will be standing on the opposite shore, waving hello.


  2. Thank YOU Irm. That’s quite comforting. :0)

  3. That was really beautiful Jane. I know how hard it was for
    you both. She is now running and playing with Montana and
    Mike. Letting go is so hard. Love, you Mary

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