This is a prayer for the lost. It's for the people you've loved and lost and still love. It's for you when you feel like you're the one who needs to be carried.
We all need help carrying the weight of what hurts more than anything.
And so here's a prayer for you. For the love that keeps you from being too far apart. Even on the days when the people you love feel too far away.
A Prayer for the Lost
To the ones who've gone before me ~
Free from earthly troubles,
may you be weightless in your very soul.
For all the pain you've ever felt,
May you know peace and wholeness
and love forevermore.
May you be so blessed now
that you bless those you've gone before.
May you be so vast, so unlimited
that you help lift the burdens of the world.
From your place in eternity,
help me live lightly while it's still my time to be here.
Help me walk in gratitude, trusting, in love.
Help me give and receive with pleasure and mercy.
Lift my eyes to see the beauty above
and all that's still left around me.
For all the days I feel the weight of the world,
may your truth keep me company.
May you be there for the tears and the joys,
and for all the moments in between.
Like the air carries the sun softly as it sets
through the trees, reaching into every burrow,
May your light permeate my life.
May I never long forget to feel my life as I live it.
And may I always feel you walking with me.
May this be so. Let it be so. And so it is.
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Which part of this prayer did you need the most today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know.
P.S. Need more light today? Get an imperfect poetry print that celebrates their existence, and your own, and the love you still share. And always will. You'll feel better every time you see it.