Thursday, 11 February 2010

Funeral.

Tomorrow (12th February) is my paternal grandfather’s funeral; I ask for your prayers.

I will be reading Psalm 23. I really do think it is a beautiful Psalm, it was originally suggested that I sing it, however I have never heard of it being sung, although I suppose it would have been sung initially and probably should be sung, after all we do ‘sing’ the Psalms when we pray the Divine Office.

But anyway, I shall read it, as I think it sounds better read. Especially being as it will be hard enough to read tomorrow, let alone sing!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have prayed for my family and I at this time, we have found it a great comfort and want you to know that we greatly appreciate it. I would like for you to know that you are all firmly in my prayers.

I will get back to blogging properly when this week is over, maybe even Monday. I’ve just found it quite difficult to get anything done over the past week.
I leave you with the words of the Psalm I shall read tomorrow; (King James edition)

The LORD is my shepherd
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside still waters.

He restoreth my soul
He leadeth me in paths of righteousness
for His name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life.
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

In Domino

1 comment:

Miss Ellen E. said...

Shall be thinking of you tomorrow. Your comment about the psalm is interesting. Psalm 23 is quite often sung at funerals in our parish.