Lord, I feel alone, vulnerable, and scared. A friend died. My friend's death reminds me of my own mortality, of the limited time I have to enjoy life, to serve You, to touch lives.

Comfort me. Help me feel less alone, less vulnerable, less afraid.

Make me more loving, more kind, more sensitive to people, as a result of my loss. Help me to live each day, each moment more intensely, as I understand the time I have left could be limited.

My friend had many good qualities. Many gracious words of praise were spoken at the funeral. Help me live a life that will make people very glad I was part of their life, and very glad that I walked each day with you.

Amen