A Prayer for Poppy "G"
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named, we give Robert back to thee, who, in thy divine providence, gavest him to us. Yet, as thou didst not lose Robert in giving him to us, so we have not lost him by his return to thee. Not as the world givest, givest thou, O Lover of Souls, for what thou givest, thou takest not away. What is thine is ours always, if we are thine.
Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limitation of our sight.
Lift us up by thy gracious Spirit, O merciful Father, that we may see further; unveil our eyes that we may see more clearly; draw us closer to thyself that we may see ourselves nearer our beloved who is with thee. And while thou dost prepare a place for us, prepare us for that blessed place, that where thou art, and he is, we too may be, through Christ Jesus, our Lord.