Day 137: Dying in Christ Jesus (1005-1011)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, in Jesus name we approach you. In the Power of the Holy Spirit that you have poured out upon us, we have been made into your sons and daughters and our mortal bodies have been transformed. They will be transformed even more fully to be like your immortal Body. But right now, we walk amid the thorns and thistles of this life. Right now we walk amid the sufferings and sorrows of this world. And right now we know that we will face death. We will face that moment when we give up our last breath, our heart beats for that last time, and our body and soul will be separated. God, in this moment prepare our hearts for that. Give us courage in the hour of our death. Send your angels and saints. May Mary pray for us at the hour of our death. And Lord, may you meet us at the hour of our death because yes death is the enemy. You did not make death nor do you rejoice in the destruction of the living. But your Son has transformed death and given us new life. And so we ask you please, at the hour of our death give us courage. In the hour of our death give us grace. In the hour of our death take us to yourself. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”