I just learned that my grandmother died this morning.
Please join me in praying for Mildred Christine Cameron Scott, my Grandma Millie.
May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord; may perpetual light shine upon her.
Here a a few of my favorite verses from the Office for the Dead:
From the earth you formed me, with flesh you clothed me; Lord, my Redeemer,
raise me up again at the last day.
I waited, waited for the Lord,
and he stooped down to me,
he heard my cry.
he drew me forth from the deadly pit,
from the mirey clay.
He set my feet upon rock,
and made my footsteps firm.
He put a new song into my mouth,
praise of our God.
Many shall see and fear
and shall trust in the Lord.
O let there be rejoicing and gladness
for all who seek you.
Let them ever say: “The Lord is great,”
who love your saving help.
Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.
Now I am going to tell you a mystery. Not all of us shall fall asleep, but all of us are to be changed—in an instant, in the twinkle of an eye, at the sound of the last trumpet. The trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. This corruptible body must be clothed with incorruptibility, this mortal body with immortality. When the corruptible frame takes on incorruptibility and the mortal immortality, will the saying of the Scripture be fulfilled: ‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ The sting of deathis sin, and sin gets its power from the law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
You are the glory of believers
and the life of the just.
Your Son redeemed us
by dying and rising to life again.
Our sister, Mildred, was faithful
and believed in our own resurrection.
Give to her the joys and blessings
of he life to come.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.