Miss me but let me go.

Miss me but let me go.


When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of lifes plan,
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me but let me go.



Death is nothing at all

i-will-see-you-in-heavenDeath is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room.

I am I, and you are you: whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used.

Put no difference into your tone: wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.

Let it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was: there is absolutely unbroken continuity.

What is this death but a gateway? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner.

All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again! Infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.


By Henry Scott Holland, St Pauls Catherdral. Approx 1910.


All hearts are open

open_heartGod, to you all hearts are open, to you all longings speak, and to you no secret thing is hidden.

I beg you – purify the intentions of my heart through the unspeakable gift of your grace, so I can love you with all that I am and praise you for all that you are.


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In confidence of Thy goodness

prayer-handsIn confidence of Thy goodness and great mercy, O Lord, I draw near unto Thee, as a sick person to the Healer, as one hungry and thirsty to the Fountain of life, a creature to the Creator, a desolate soul to my own tender Comforter.

Behold, in Thee is all whatsoever I can or ought to desire; Thou art my Salvation and my Redemption, My Hope and my Strength. Rejoice therefore this day the soul of Thy servant; For unto Thee, O Lord have I lifted up my soul.




St. Benedict’s Prayer










O Gracious and Holy Father,
Give us wisdom to perceive thee;
Intelligence to understand thee;
Diligence to seek thee;
Patience to wait for thee;
Eyes to behold thee;
A heart to meditate upon thee;
And a life to proclaim thee;
Through the power of the Spirit of
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

St. Benedict of Nursia – 480-543 AD



O Thou, Who hast taught us

mathesonO Thou, who hast taught us to seek first Thy kingdom and its righteousness, teach me to say, “Thy will be done” before I say, “give me my daily bread.” Teach me to accept Thy will as the foundation of my happiness, and other things as only its superstructure.

I am more afraid of the hunger of the body than of the hunger of the spirit. Convince me that it would not profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his own soul. Show me that it is only the possession of my soul that makes the possession of the world any gain.  

Impress me with the truth that no thing can give me joy, if I myself am not already joyful. Inspire me with the knowledge that the issues of life are not from without but from within. Guide me into the discovery that the pleasures at Thy right hand are the only things that are “pleasures for evermore”—Amen.

George Matheson.



For an increase in capacity of Love

Jesus-Prayer-CardAlmighty, Eternal God, who blesses all whom give you glory.

Please watch over us throughout the year,

Let your presence be among us,

Transform our hearts,

Increase our capacity for love, and respect,

Fill our hearts with a spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation,

So that every day we shall draw closer to you;

Our God, whom lives and reigns for ever and ever,