Thank you for the gift of life, and for the blessings to be among those who know that You are the Son of God.
Thank you for the Gift of sight that let me see the wondrous things You made and for my soul to help me see beyond my sight.
Thank you for all the things and especially my heart in which you placed magnetic seeds of grace that drew me forever to love.
I know you hold me forever in the palm of your hand and shield me with Your Holy Face. Yet as years go by, Lord, I fear the yoke
of sickness and pain and worry how my life will end.
And so I humbly come to ask You, Lord, that when my time comes to leave here below, do not call me by sudden death, not by accident
that tears the body apart, not by illness that leaves the mind confused or the senses impaired, not at the mercy of evil forces, not with a heart filled with hate or a body racked with pain, not abandoned, lonely, without love or care, not by my own hand in a moment of despair.
Jesus, let death come as a gently friend to sit and linger with me until You call my name.
Then let me enter Your Heavenly Home to receive your final gift of grace to be near you forever and look upon the divine countenance of Your Holy Face. Amen.