We’ve said good-bye to so many.

God grant safe passage to those crossing the river
and comfort to those on the shore.

Solace to loved ones left behind.
Faith as a stopgap for the “whys.”

For those we’ve lost,
You’ve found.

And those who hurt,
You’ll heal.

We’ve said good-bye too many times.

Let us come together as a family and come back to our senses.

May we all sleep tonight in peace
and find strength to go on tomorrow.