Most merciful Father,
we commend our departed into Your hands.
We are filled with the sure hope
that our departed will
rise again on the Last Day
with all who have died in Christ.
We thank You for all the good
You have given during our departed's earthly life.
O Father, in Your great mercy,
accept our prayer
that the Gates of Paradise
may be opened for Your servant.
In our turn, may we, too,
be comforted by the words of faith
until we greet Christ
in the glory
and are united with You and our departed.
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St. Gerard, who, like the Saviour,
loved children so tenderly
and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death,
listen to us who are pleading for our sick child.
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and ask Him to restore our child to health
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