Saturday, August 27, 2011

Vigil

Please pray for the father-in-law of blogger Magister Christianus tonight. Magister's father-in-law is dying of COPD, and is near the end. If you happen to be up in these late hours--or if it's not late where you are--a prayer for the dying may bring comfort to this suffering family this night.

Prayer for the Dying:

May Christ Who was crucified for your sake
free you from excruciating pain.
May Christ Who died for you
free you from the death that never ends.
May Christ the Son of the living God,
set you in the ever green loveliness of His Paradise,
and may He, the true Shepherd
recognize you as one of His own.
May you see your Redeemer face to face
and standing in His presence forever,
may you see with joyful eyes
Truth revealed in all its fullness.

Amen.

Update: Magister Christianus posts that his father-in-law has entered eternal life as of 5:35 p.m. Saturday. Please continue to pray for the repose of his soul and for his family--especially, for my Catholic readers, as we attend Sunday Mass this weekend.