Prayer for the Absent

O God, whose fatherly care reaches to the utmost parts of the earth: We humbly beseech you graciously to behold and bless those whom we love, now absent from us. Defend them from all dangers of soul and body; and grant that both they and we, drawing nearer to you, may be bound together by your love in the communion of your Holy Spirit, and in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(BCP 830)


Rich said…
...and with thy spirit, dear friend in Christ. Thank you for this lovely prayer and all of it's deep meaning and implication. O God, hear us.