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Awakening Their Spirits by Raymond A. Foss
For the dead we pray
joining with their people
sharing the words with them
our energy with theirs

That they would be calmed
their kinsmen released
awakening their spirits
as we fall to our knees

In this we hope for our neighbors
that love would flow like honey
that rivers of joy surrounding
lifting their loved ones up

Awakening their spirits
set free from this life
the toils and struggles
cast off, left behind
as they are lifted up

March 22, 2011
a prayer for the dead
from the Japan earthquake and tsunami
story of Talk of the Nation
“Deaths Overwhelm Japanese Burial Process”
March 22, 2011
Pastoral Prayer by the Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
March 20, 2011
“Fourth Man” at Fukushima Dai-ichi
prayer poem by Daniel Benedict
on the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship website

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