O God, my need is great as I sink into the deep despair and pain of loss.
Help me face each hour so that I do not submit to the seemingly endless days and nights of darkness and loneliness.
Remind me that life is a journey and death is a destination
so that I may heal and regain the essence and appreciation
of that which is good and beautiful in life.
Grant me health of body and spirit.
Give my heart courage and make me whole again.
Set my soul free and let me remember the love in the past
so that I can give thanks to you for the memories of happy times we had together.
Praise to you, God, Healer of the sick at heart. Please hear my prayer and comfort me.
Maryann Fenster, from WRJ's Covenant of the Soul