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Reflect and Pray

Prayer on ‘losing’ a loved one to Alzheimer’s

They say it is a living bereavement that no one else can understand.

To ‘lose’ someone whilst they are still there.  Not to have the hard comfort of funeral rites.  It can be a cruel calling.

Help me to remember the ‘you’ that you were.  To enjoy memories that may still trigger your own fleeting recognition.

Help me to cherish the ‘you’ that is now, still special to me even when you have forgotten why.

Help me to envision the ‘you’ that will one day be, restored in the enfolding love of God,

in whom past, present and future are one, and in whom we shall then be complete.

Lord, keep me in hope and give me strength until that day.    Amen.

Albert Jewell   Editor of Christians on Ageing Dementia Newsletter

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