Walking with Grief

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Do not hurry

as you walk with grief;

it does not help the journey.


Walk slowly,

pausing often:

do not hurry

as you walk with grief.


Be not disturbed

by memories that come unbidden.

Swiftly forgive;

and let Christ speak for you

unspoken words.

Unfinished conversation

will be resolved in Him.

Be not disturbed.


Be gentle with the one

who walks with grief.

If it is you,

be gentle with yourself.

Swiftly forgive;

walk slowly,

pausing often.


Take time, be gentle

as you walk with grief.


From Celtic Daily Prayer: 

Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community

© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019