Dearest Jesus who wept at the death of your
friend and taught that they who mourn shall be comforted,
Send Your Holy Spirit to direct us
lest we make hasty or foolish decisions.
Send Your Spirit to give us courage
lest through fear we recoil from living.
Send Your Spirit to bring us your peace
lest bitterness, false guilt, or regret root in my heart.
The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord,