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Sample Verses, Prayers & Quotes


The Little Things

It will be the little things that you will remember,

the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter.

And although it may seem hard right now,

it will be the memories of these little things

that help to push away the pain

and bring the smiles back again.



Memories Build a Special Bridge

Our memories build a special bridge

when loved ones have to part

to help us feel we're with them still

and sooth a grieving heart.

Our memories span the years we shared,

preserving ties that bind,

They build a special bridge of love

and bring us peace of mind


In Our Hearts

We thought of you with love today.

But that is nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday.

And days before that too.

We think of you in silence.

We often speak your name.

Now all we have is memories.

And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake.

With which we'll never part.

God has you in his keeping.

We have you in our heart..


Nothing is Lost

Nothing is lost - not a hair, not a breath!

The lilac that blooms today is made of

last year's crumbled leaves and this morning's dew.

It has in it perhaps the breath of a tiger and

minerals that were part of an ancient dinosaur.

The raw materials of that lilac have perhaps spent time in

a seashell, a wagon wheel, a butterfly and a hawk.


How old is this morning's lilac? - And how old are you?

You are as young as the morning, as old as the world,

You are as new as a raindrop, as old as the mountains.

You are forever a part of the world


The Day God Took You Home

In tears we saw you sinking,

And watched you pass away.

Our hearts were almost broken,

We wanted you to stay.

But when we saw you sleeping,

So peaceful, free from pain,

How could we wish you back with us,

To suffer that again.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you,

The day God took you home.


If Roses Grow in Heaven

If roses grow in Heaven Lord

Please pick a bunch for me.

Place them in my Mother's arms

and tell her they're from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her,

and when she turns to smile,

Place a kiss upon her cheek

and hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,

I do it everyday,

But there is an ache within my heart

That will never go away


Still With Us

Do not stand by my grave and weep

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow;

I am a diamond glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain;

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awake in the morning hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft star shine at night.

Do not stand by my grave and cry.

I am not there...I DID NOT DIE.


Love Lives On

Those we love re never really lost to us - we feel them

in so many special ways- through friends

they always cared about

and dreams they left behind,

in beauty that they added to our days...

in words of wisdom we still carry with us

and memories that never will be gone...

Those we love are never really lost to us -

For everywhere their special love lives on


If I Go While You're Still Here

And if I go while you're still here... know that I still live on,

vibrating to a different measure

behind a thin veil you cannot see through.


You will not see me, so you must have faith.

 I wait the time when we

can soar together again, both aware of each other.


Until then, live your life to the fullest

and when you need me just whisper my name

in your heart...I will be there

Silent Now

Though your loving voice is silent now, 

And Death's cold hand has touched your brow, 

We know your spirit has but flown 

To kneel in love at Jesus' throne; 

And, there, surrounded by a throng 

Of friends and family, you join the song 

Of joy that you have been set free, 

From pain and illness---liberty! 

And though we'll miss you every day 

And all your kind and loving ways, 

We would not call you back from there 

Where such great happiness you share; 

And so we'll trust God's promise sweet 

That someday in heaven again we'll meet. Had we only know, --------, dear, 

That when the month of March came round this year 

We'd no longer see your loving face 

Or your happy smile and your sunny grace, 

We'd no doubt have gazed at you hard and long,

And listened as well to the lovely song 

Which always surrounded your every word 

And which from now till forever will be unheard, 

Except, of course, in the hearts and minds 

Of the friends and family you've left behind; 

But we'll carry forever that song--and a prayer-- 

And whenever we think of you, you will be there 

To gladden our hearts you lived with us a while, 

And shared your sweet song and your face and your smile.

Your Presence

Your presence we miss,

Your memory we treasure

Loving you always,

Forgetting you never

You're in our thoughts always, 

missing you always, 

and loving you forever.

When you walk through a storm

Hold your head up high

And don't be afraid of the dark

At the end of the storm

Is a golden sky

And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on through the wind

Walk on through the rain

Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone


Loving Memory

In loving memory of a dear son who passed away. 

Silent thoughts, a secret tear.

A constant wish that you were here.

No need for words except to say, 

we love and miss you every day.

Always loved and never forgotten. 


A special smile, a special face, 

and in our hearts, a special place. 

No words we speak can ever say 

How much we miss you every day. 

To hear your voice and see you smile, 

To sit and talk with you awhile. 

To be together in the same old way, 

Would be the dearest wish of ours today. 




Dreams drift away like leaves on the water.

They roll down the river and slip out of sight.

Too many times we do what we ought.

Put off 'til tomorrow what we'd really rather do tonight,

And later realize:


Time passes by, people pass on.

At the drop of a tear, they're gone. Let's do what we dare, do what we like,

And love while we're here before time passes by.


Thoughts are like pennies we keep in our pockets.

They're never worth nothing 'til we give them away.

But love's like a promise in an un-opened letter,

Where nights full of pleasure seldom see the light of day, When life gets in the way.

Day is Done

Day is done, gone the sun, from the hills, from the sky.

All is well, safely rest, safely rest, all is well.

Fading light dims the sight, and a star gems the sky,

Gleaming bright from afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Dear one, rest!


Remember Me This Way

When I come to the end of my journey

And I travel my last weary mile,

Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned

And remember only the smile.


Forget unkind words I have spoken;

Remember some good I have done.

Forget that I ever had heartache

And remember I've had loads of fun.


Forget that I've stumbled and blundered

And sometimes fell by the way.

Remember I have fought some hard battles

And won, ere the close of the day.


Then forget to grieve for my going,

I would not have you sad for a day,

But in summer just gather some flowers

And remember the place where I lay,


And come in the shade of evening

When the sun paints the sky in the west

Stand for a few moments beside me

And remember only my best.



Miss Me - But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,

Why cry for a soul set free.


Miss me a little, but not too long,

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared,

Miss me, but let me go.

For this journey that we all must take,

And each must go alone.

It's all a part of the Master's plan,

a step on the road to home.


When we are lonely and sick at heart,

Go to the friends we know,

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,

Miss me, but let me go


Missing You 

I surround myself with pictures 

Some you made, 

And some made of you 

And I stretch across the wall of time 

To touch you. 

If I could speak some magic words, 

Would you return? 

My ears play tricks-- 

Is that your laughter that I hear? 

Your smile, so bravely shining on my walls-- 

Could it not warm my countenance once more? 

Your eyes, so bright, 

Which always glowed with pleasure-- 

Could they not gaze upon my own again? 

But no, your lovely eyes are forfeit; 

They shine in others' faces now 

And view a world 

That is no longer yours. 

And parts of you are scattered 

Far and wide 

And bring new life to other mothers' sons. 

And though I grieve, 

I cherish, too, the thought 

That part of you lives on, 

Though hidden far from me.


Who Ever Thought 

Who ever thought your life would end 

So suddenly one dreadful morn?

Your soul has flown to heaven above

Where you dwell in endless love,

But we are left down here, forlorn.

For we who loved you are now left 

With arms and hearts so sore bereft 

Of all the love you had to give. 

We miss you every single day--- 

Your smile and all your loving ways--- 

We wanted you to always live. 

Although your life was much too brief 

And our hearts are filled with grief, 

We're glad we had those precious years. 

So we give thanks to God above 

For sending you to us with love 

And know someday He'll dry our tears. 

For you still live, in heaven above, 

And watch o'er us in constant love--- 

A love that never more will end. 

And someday we will join you there 

When heaven's joys we, too, will share 

Forevermore with you, dear friend! 


A Year Later 

Am I different now? 

Sometimes it seems that way-- 

That I have only one identity: 

A mother who has lost a child. 

Do others think of me that way, too? 

The pain has seared my very soul 

And left scars on my psyche. 

Do they show? 

Do strangers mark me as one who mourns? 

I do sometimes laugh now, 

But I never truly forget. 

I remember HIS laughter 

And wish I could hear it once more. 

I feel guilty whenever I forget for even an instant 

That he is gone and will never come back. 

But my heart goes on beating 

And my lungs go on breathing 

And the days go on passing, 

One by one. 

I begin to take small pleasures, 

Just baby steps at first-- 

Sights or sounds or colors or tastes. 

But soon I am running again 

And sometimes I even feel joy. 

Then I remember 

What joy HE always found in life, 

And then I don't feel guilty any more. 

I can almost see him smile 

As I finally learn this lesson.


Never Ready to Say Goodbye 

We're never ready to say goodbye 

To someone we hold dear. 

If it were up to us, sweet Rob, 

We'd always keep you here. 

But God has reasons of His own 

And plans we do not know, 

And these are always for our good, 

Though it may seem not so. 

Our arms are empty, and our hearts 

Are filled with tears and grief, 

For we who loved each day with you, 

Now find those days too brief. 

Yet if only we could heaven see, 

We'd know you're happy there, 

And we would never call you back 

When such great joy you share. 

And so we'll trust you to God's great care 

And know some day, once more, 

We'll hold you to our hearts again 

When we reach heaven's shore. Safely Home



I am home in heaven, dear ones.

Oh, so happy and so bright!

There is a perfect joy and beauty

In the everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,

Every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever,

Safely home in heaven at last.

There is work still waiting for you,

So you must not idly stand,

Do it now, while life remaineth--

You shall rest in God's own land.

When that work is all completed,

He will gently call you Home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting

Oh, the joy to see you come! 


I Took His Hand

Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,

I'm following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call,

I turned my back and left it all,

I could not stay another day,


To laugh, to love, to work or play,

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I found that peace at close of day,


If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy,

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,


Ah yes these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow,


My life's been full, I've savoured much,

Good friends, good times,

A loved one's touch,


Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief,


Lift up your hearts and share with me, 

God wanted me now, He set me free

Time passes by, people pass on.

At the drop of a tear, they're gone. Let's do what we dare, do what we like,

And love while we're here before time passes by.



A year has passed

A year has passed since you were taken from us so early in your life Forever remembering your infectious smile, your generous nature, your great spirit.

We miss you everyday, and you are always in our hearts


Short Verses

48 Hours


A silent thought, a quiet prayer;

For a special person in God’s care


Weep not for me my beloved ones
My soul is overwhelmed with joy
I am watching over you from on High.


No matter how life changes
No matter what we do
A special place within our hearts
Is always kept for you


Your life was love and labour,
Your love for your family true,
You did your best for all of us,
We will always remember you.


All I ask is that you will remember me 
at Mass and Holy Communion.
O Mary conceived without sin, 
pray for us who have recourse to thee.


Mother’s there expecting me
Father’s waiting too
Lots of folk gathered there
All the friends I knew


Fold him, O Jesus, in Thy arms,
And let him henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee.


As each day dawns, we think of you;
As each night falls, we pray for you.
And throughout our lives, no matter where;
In our hearts you are always there.


We hold you close within our hearts
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.


We lost a mother (father) with a heart of Gold, 
How much we miss her (him), can never be told.
In our thoughts forever!

Those who die in grace go no
further from us than God
and God is very near.


Sacred Heart of Jesus 
have mercy on his (her) soul.


Peace is the serenity of the soul, 
The tranquillity of the mind 
And the simplicity of the heart.


Love crosses every horizon 
and entwines our hearts
for an eternity.


Thou hast made us O Lord, for Thyself
And our hearts shall find no rest 
Till they rest in Thee


Life gives us brief moments with another...
but sometimes in those brief moments 
we get memories that last a lifetime


We have loved him (her) in life,
Let us not forget him (her) in death.


Just a prayer from the family who loved you,
Just a memory fond and true,
In our hearts you will live forever,
Because we thought the world of you.


He (She) has gone no further from us than to God;
And God is very near.
Let us not mourn their loss but rather
Be grateful for having had them,
Indeed for having them still.


There’s aways a reason for living.
Though sad your heart may be.
There’s always another horizon
Beyond the one you see.


Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among

women, and blessed is the

fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners, now

and at the hour  of our death. Amen.

Take my Hands

Take my hands, O Blessed Mother,

Hold them firmly lest I fall,

I am nervous when I’m walking,

So today I humbly call.

Guide me over every crossing

Watch me as I move about,

help me at my daily duties,

Lessen all my cares and doubts.

And when evening falls upon us, and I fear to be alone,

Take my hands, O Blessed Mother,

Once again…. and lead me home.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,





Behold, O Good and Most Sweet Jesus,

I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight,

 and with the most fervent desire of my soul, 

I pray and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart, lively sentiments of Faith, Hope and Charity, 

with true repentance for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment, whilst with deep affection and grief of soul,

I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate

Thy five most Precious Wounds, 

having before my eyes that which David spoke in prophecy of Thee, O Good Jesus, “They pierced My Hands and My Feet, they have numbered all My bones.


Prayer for Our Souls in Purgatory

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful,

grant to the souls of Thy servants departed,

the full remission of their sins, that through pious

supplications they may obtain the

pardon which they have always desired.

Who livest and reignest world without end. 



Our Father and Hail Mary

Our Father and Hail Mary

Eternal rest grant unto her/him. O Lord.

And let Thy perpetual light shine upon her/him.

May she/he rest in peace

Prayer of Solace

May Christ support us all the day long, 

till the shadows lengthen, 

and the evening comes, 

and the busy world is hushed, 

and the fever of life is over 

and our work is done. 

Then in his mercy 

may he give us a safe lodging, 

and holy rest and peace at the last. 



The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence,

I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother, to thee I come; before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy clemency hear and answer me.

Call Your Name 

We little knew that morning,

God was going to call your name,

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.


It broke our hearts to lose you,

You did not go alone.

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,

Your love is still our guide,

And though we cannot see you,

You are always at our side.


Our family chain is broken,

and nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.



A Difficult Year

It has been a difficult year without you ~ for all of us to come to accept your absence. 

Through your guidance and your laughter there was always somewhere to turn. Now, no more. 

They say that life goes on. This is true, but it will never, ever, be the same.

We are all left with a great emptiness inside yet unable to understand such a senseless loss . 

It is with much sadness that we arrive at the one-year anniversary of your death. 

Your family will always have you in our hearts and in our minds. We all miss you tremendously. 

We thank you and praise you for all that you have given of yourself. 

Many fond memories forever remain with us. 

God Bless You!


Come to Me

God saw you getting tired,

and a cure was not to be,

so he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to me."  With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, and although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.


Thine Arms

Hold her/him O Jesus in Thine arms

And let her/him henceforth be

A messenger of love between

Our human hearts and Thee

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, 

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled

as to console; To be understood as

to understand; To be loved, as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that 

we are pardoned; And it is in dying that

we are born to eternal life




'Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow."


"The day which we fear as our last, is but the birthday of eternity."


"Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives."


"Death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity."


"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."


"Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead."


"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."


"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble."


"I am fully convinced that the soul is indestructible, and that its activity will continue through eternity. It is like the sun, which, to our eyes, seems to set in night; but it has in reality only gone to diffuse its light elsewhere."


"I thank my God on every remembrance of you."


"If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you back again."


"It is healthy and honorable to weep at the loss of someone we love. Healthy because such passion must be released. Honourable because it is respectful to admit the importance of people who have loved and supported us...people whose footprints cannot ever be matched."


"Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."


"The past is never dead, it is not even past."


"The people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon."


"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."


"Sometimes there are no words...only love."


"A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved."


"Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load."


"There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday."


"Time heals what reason cannot."


"Unable are the Loved to die. For Love is Immortality." 


"We shape our lives not by what we carry with us... but by what we leave behind."


"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."


"When we die we leave behind us all that we have, and take with us all that we are."  


"With every friend I love who has been taken into the brown bosom of the earth a part of me has been buried there;

but their contribution to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in an altered world."


"Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality."

For a full list of all our sample verses, please see the link below.


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