Prayers for Eleanor & family

Prayers for Eleanor & family October 19, 2011

I consider this blog a community and I hope you do as well. So it is with a prayer that I tell you that Eleanor lost her mother yesterday after an unexpected illness:

O merciful Father, who hast taught us in the holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men. Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servant for whom our prayers are offered. Remember Eleanor and her family, O Lord, in mercy, nourish their souls with patience, comfort them with a sense of thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon them, and give them peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (Book of Common Prayers)

Luke (who is one of the links in my blogroll) wrote a post about his granny, a grand southern lady that I had the honor of meeting last year on my book tour through Montgomery. I’m sharing the beautiful video that Luke made of his daughter meeting his granny.

Please feel free to leave your own prayers for Eleanor and family.

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  • Prayers for Your friend and her family.

  • Very sweet family!
    Praying for peace and comfort and strength for her friends and family!

  • AF Roger

    God grant you peace, Eleanor. May our Lord comfort your family and fill you with his grace.

  • Shickmanz1

    God Bless them all…..

  • Elebama

    Thank you, Karen. Our hearts are breaking right now, and it is so lovely to know that, no matter how brief a meeting, Mama never met anyone who remained a stranger. She set the bar awfully high for all of us. God was so good to us, for making sure she was the one who loved us most.