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Offline Bryan Paul

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Prayer for the Grieving
« on: September 18, 2015, 10:34:18 AM »
Does anyone know of a prayer to be said for one who is grieving the loss of a loved one?
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Re: Prayer for the Grieving
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 01:11:14 PM »
I'm sure someone else might post some appropriate prayers.  Personally, I'm not aware of any, other than what I might pull out of the funeral services.  Usually, I recommend people read the Psalms. 
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