Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”
-Psalm 91: 14-15
God shall wipe all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
–Numbers 6:24-26 (Priestly Blessing)
I believe in the sun
though it is late in rising.
I believe in love
though it is absent.
I believe in God
though He is silent.
-Anonymous Holocaust Survivor – Cologne, Germany
Say not in grief he is no more –
but live in thankfulness that he was.
When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices.
When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
Your end, which is endless,
is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.
Death is not the end.
Death can never be the end.
Death is the road.
Life is the traveler.
The soul is the guide.