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March 07, 2012


Diana Trautwein

It works for the more contemporary versions as well. And the Evangelical Covenant Church, along with a host of others, has also been the blessed recipient of this bountiful goodness. Thanks for the good reminder of this exceptionally beautiful resource. My very favorite prayer for the dying (also used at committal services) is this one, laid out as poetry per your suggestion, and my own personal preference, if I am typing up the litany:

Into your hands, O merciful Savior,
we commend your servant, ______
Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you,
a sheep of your own fold,
a lamb of your own flock,
a sinner of your own redeeming.
Receive him/her into the arms of your mercy,
into the blessed rest of everlasting peace,
and into the glorious company of the saints in light.

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