Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Day Prayer

This came today from my Aunt Liz, one of my dad's sisters:

A Time to Remember:
Since we will be geographically dispersed on Christmas day, we want to share with you that at 12:38 pm on Christmas day we will stop and have a moment of silence to remember Barbara Charley and Ivan. We will light three candles for them and recite a few prayers. Though we miss them so, let us be strong in our faith, our love for each other and remember the wonderful gift of having the love and friendship of dear Barbara, Charley and Ivan.

Prayer for the Departed Souls of Barbara, Charley and Ivan

We are stricken with immense grief at the loss of Barbara, Charley and Ivan. We pray to God Almighty for their souls and we especially express our condolences and prayers to Julia, Jeremy and Sylvia. Let the Almighty Lord send His heavenly angels to comfort them and all in the Burger and Sheremeta families. The loss is so great for us but let us abide to the great purpose God has destined for them in the heavenly garden. Today, let us remember the departed souls of Barbara, Charley and Ivan, our brother, sister, mother, father, son and daughter, and let our prayers strengthen the family.
The Twenty Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green Pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake,
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Prayer For The Dead
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

Irish blessing on the dead
May they rest in the company of the saints,and their sons and daughters with them.
--Irish blessing
Leaba imeasc na naomh go raibh acuagus ag an chlann mac is iníon atá leo.

This is some of my dad's family in New Rochelle- Nana, Joan, Liz, me, & John.

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