Prayer: Farewell to a Home

Gracious God, your heart is our eternal home, and your love is as present in sorrow as in joy; our sister Catherine is prepared to depart from this house. Help her carry the moments of grace she has known here to her new home.


Sojourning God, you go before Catherine preparing the way to a peaceful new home. Give her grace to let go of the old, accepting the comfort and assistance of those around her. Help her know that you are as near as her breath, let her hear your whisper of the undying love in which you hold her as you held her in the beginning. We pray this through Christ our Savior. Amen.

(Changes: Prayers and Services Honoring Rites of Passage, 54)