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In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life
through Our Lord Jesus Christ,
we commend to Almighty God (Name),
and we commit his/her body to the ground:
earth to earth,
ashes to ashes,
dust to dust.

The Lord bless him/her and keep him/her,
the Lord make His Face to shine upon him/her
and be gracious to him/her,
the Lord lift up His countenance upon him/her
and give him/her peace.

Amen.


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Haiku Prayer 10

"Haiku" prayers, in Japanese poetical form, have their origin in the fourteenth century. They consist of 17 syllables arranged in three lines (5-7-5). This provides a simple format for composing personal and family prayers. The following haiku prayer is a Canadian example. You are encouraged to develop your ... continue reading

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