Prayer For The Dying
Time has passed, the Wheel has turned.
It is time for you Bear to move on.
You will walk hand in hand with the Lord and Lady
and with your ancestors who came before you.
Great Mother, welcome Bear
back into your womb.
And Great Father welcome him back
into your divine instruction.
Let him come to you and
know that he has been blessed
by your gracious gift of Life.
Let him come into your Divine Love,
and let him know
that he has left behind a life of legacy,
that he shall be remembered and loved.
As he enters your world,
wrap him in your loving arms,
and welcome him back home.
Let him speak to the Ancient Ones
to learn the greater mysteries
that lie beyond the veil.
Give him the strength to take these final steps,
and allow him to do so with peace and dignity.
Those of us left behind
shall indeed mourn his death,
but we shall also know
that his Soul and Spirit
is coming back
to Holy Mother and Holy Father,
and that he shall be made whole again.
We shall cry, but we shall also laugh,
for we shall celebrate the Life
that had been given to Bear.
And let him also know
that as we now merry part,
that we shall also merry meet again.
And we now, with these candles
respect the flame of Bear‘s life,
and though these candle flames shall die out,
we know that Bear shall live on,
and his flame shall never cease to burn,
and we also know that he shall be reborn anew.
Take him by the hand and
guide him back into your heart,
for this is what is right and just.
Let him walk unerringly
down the path that leads to your Love.
This is our will and so mote it be.
Amen and Amen.
– Crimson Peaceful Wolf
– Wiccan Prayer