I beg of all who read this to please pray for the repose of my step-father, Paul. He fell asleep in the Lord yesterday evening from complications arising from a long battle with emphysema, cancer, and COPD.
May he rest in God's peace and may his memory be eternal!
God of the spirits and of all flesh,
who have trampled death and annihilated the devil
and given life to your world, may you yourself,
O Lord, grant to the soul of your deceased servant
Paul rest in a place of light, a verdant place,
a place of freshness, from where suffering,
pain and cries are far removed.
Do You, O good and compassionate God
forgive every fault committed by him in word,
work or thought because there is no man
who lives and does not sin.
You alone are without sin and your justice
is justice throughout the ages and your word is truth.
Since you, O Christ our God, are the resurrection,
the life and the repose of your deceased servant N.,
we give you glory together with your un-begotten Father
and your most holy, good and life-creating Spirit,
now and always and forever and ever.