Thursday, September 24, 2009

Little Vivian

Yesterday afternoon, little Vivian was born. She lived all of fifteen hours, and passed away early this morning. She was baptized, and experienced much love in her short life. I'll suspend any needlework for her now, and refocus on comforting her parents. Today is a day of mourning for their dear family. I'll take a casserole and a gift basket to her family, as soon as they are home from the hospital.

A Commendatory Prayer when the Soul is Departed.

INTO thy hands, O merciful Saviour, we commend the soul of thy servant, now departed from the body. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech thee, a sheep of thine own fold, a lamb of thine own flock, a sinner of thine own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of thy mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of-the saints in light. Amen.

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