We are thankful for this time
In which we may come to You
In happy resonance,
In deep content,
In somber cause,
In the altitudes of Spirit.
And although we may savor
This quiet and cherished peace interred,
We know also of the windswept souls,
Who distracted by the mysteries and tragedies,
Are compelled within these dramas to resolve.
And so today we pray for those
Whose time it is to be born within the world,
And for their mothers
Surrendering them forth.
May they know the peace of a happy relief,
Wholesome and high spirited.
May they be prepared for their destinies as given.
Christ Bless them.
And also may we pray for those
Whose time it is to leave this world,
And for their beloved surrendering them forth -
May they come unto Heaven with a happy relief,
Wholesome and high spirited,
Well prepared for their destinies as given.
Christ Bless them also.