The Last Journey



Thoughts on leaving home for my aunt's funeral

Today is a journey
one that seems fitting
on this 3rd day of Holy Week.

Today is a journey
one that is through and to
a place of memories.

Today is a journey
route planned
tyre pressures checked.

Today is a journey
shoes polished
tissues packed in pockets.

Today is a journey
of tears and laughter
of meeting and farewell.

Today is a journey
there will be words
of death and resurrection.

Today is a journey
of grief and hope
that will be shared.

Today is a journey
Elizabeth has made
her last journey.


Prayer from Common Worship Funeral Service

Support us, O Lord,
all the day long of this troublous life
until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes,
the busy world is hushed,
the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then, Lord, in your mercy grant us a safe lodging,
a holy rest, and peace at the last;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.


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Comments

  1. I'm sorry you've had another close family bereavement so soon after the death of your mother, Nancy. I love that prayer and often used it after the committal at funerals.

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    1. Sorry to be slow to reply to your kind comments. It's one of my favourite funeral prayers.

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