A Prayer for Hospice House
Chaplain Tim Ledbetter
God of all people, LORD of Life and all creation —
At the confluence of three rivers, Heart, Hand and Mind,
stands modestly but boldly a Hospice House.
Alongside the highways and by-ways of human traffic
dwells a safe and peaceful place.
Out of concrete, wood and plaster, a house has been built;
Out of faith, charity and hope, a sanctuary has been established.
As the harbor gives refuge for the weary sailor, and the oasis for
the desert sojourner, so does this haven give solace to those
whose journey is difficult or nears the end.
Bless, O God, the table of compassion and companionship..
Bless, O God, the bed of dignity and integrity.
Bless, O God, the garden of comfort and peace.
Bless, O God, the room of understanding and courage.
By thy Spirit of Grace, may those who give and receive pastoral
and hospice care do so in the spirit of human and divine compassion.
We dedicate this House to all who abide here awhile,
even to the close of their days.
In the name of the Giver and Receiver of Life, Almighty God.