THE ANGELS OF THE COLLECTORS OF PRAYERS
THE ANGELS OF THE COLLECTORS OF PRAYERS|
So much we took for granted,
You, always there,
Your embracing arms,
Your smile welcoming us home
Your soul shining through bright blue eyes
Your unceasing prayers that protected us through life.
Enclosed in loving memory,
We were the three musketeers
Together shopping, laughing, crying, sharing celebrations
And supporting each other in the trenches.
And when we were up or down and when we never knew
You were always there sending up prayers to God day and night
For our health and safety, for our friends, husbands, their families,
When tragedies struck, for a world at war, for the lonely, the poor,
The starving, the downtrodden, for the animals,
For everyone and everything that touched your heart
Until your last breath…you prayed.
You left 6 months ago to go home,
You were so tired and you fought so hard to stay for us,
However, all you really wanted was to go home,
So you prayed and God heard you
And when we tried to get you home and couldn’t,
He came and took you home with Him.
Our tears won’t dry and we ache with missing you
And wonder who prays for us now, dear Mother?
Guess it’s time to change the guard and up to us to carry on,
Time to wipe dry our tears, fold our hands
And begin to pray:
Dear God we pray for our gentle mother
Now in your care, to join the Angels of the Collectors or Prayers
In charge of gathering each prayer in every language from all souls who whisper,
Cry, sing, chant, shout and plead their requests and bequests,
The angels who, carefully and tenderly, deliver each prayer straight to your heart.
So now may we the living rest in peace,
Knowing that she is among the highest league of angels
Continuing her mission of prayers smiling in the knowledge
That we, her largest prayer recipients, are carrying on her legacy
Here on earth, in training to be worthy one day to join her
In the realm of the Angels of the Collectors of Prayers
Where no one need wonder who prays for us now.
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