Holy God, Heavenly Father.

I beg of You to forget the world. Forget that we sit on the brink of war and chaos. Forget that the last best hope of Mankind sits under the power of the unworthy. Lord God, Most Holy, Creator of Heaven and Earth, please sit with Barbara Ruth. Let her know Your love. Let her feel Your comfort. Let the embrace of Your angels surround and protect her in her fear and pain. Love her. Hold her in Your love, and let those of us who love her, too, comfort her in every possible way. In Jesus’ name I pray that I may be an instrument to her peace. Please, God, let me be a blessing to her, and let her know that she is not alone.

And, as always:

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your Angels charge over those who sleep. Give rest to the weary, Lord Christ. Soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, bless the dying, and shield the joyous, all for Your love’s sake.

Amen.

Barbara Ruth Cornes Rabie Hajeck: Extraordinary woman, Born 1920.