Posts tagged ‘grieving parents’

For Survivors of School Shootings

This prayer is a response to three recent suicides. In the past week, Jeremy Richman, the father a first-grader killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting,…

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A Dream of Columbine: Psalm of Protest 13

The massacre at Columbine High school took place more than 20 years ago. And still, we’ve school shooting after school shooting. This Psalm of Protest, listing…

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Memorial for a Child, Even in Adar

This is a memorial prayer for grieving parents. On this day nine years ago, Rosh Chodesh Adar, the month in which joy is said to enter,…

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On Lighting a Yizkor or Yartziet Candle

This is a simple new meditation, appropriate for both Yizkor and a Yartziet, to be said before or after lighting a memorial candle. The language is…

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Birthday, No More

Here’s a prayer to be said on the birthday of a deceased loved one. My sense of sorrow and loss return on the birth dates of my dad Jack…

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Angel of Rest

Here’s a short meditation on death, attempting to think differently about the classic image of the Angel of Death. Angel of Rest Then came The Angel…

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After an Accidental Death: A Yizkor Prayer

This is another in a series of focused yizkor prayers to help acknowledge particular circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one, such as: “In Memory…

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Grieving the Living

This prayer is for those grieving the emotional or spiritual loss of someone still living: a parent whose child no longer wants a relationship, or a…

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For Superman Sam and His Family

Superman Sam has relapsed. As his mom wrote: “His ninja leukemia is so very strong.” They’re nearing the end. At various times during the Sommer’s journey, various…

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Memorial Prayer for a Child

For those who struggle with this unimaginable loss, a memorial prayer for grieving parents. May you find comfort, strength and renewal. Here’s a related “Meditation on…

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