I nearly died from a heart attack in December 2015. Praise God I did not. But since then I’ve realized how close to death we live. Jesus, however, called himself the Resurrection and the Life. Then he conquered death to prove it. Living close to death then is living closer to true life. That reality, realizing how close I live to death and that Jesus overcame death brings constant joy to my daily living. I hope this prayer ushers you into that place of living with joy and peace though only a hairs’ breadth from death. Jesus reversed the curse of death.
From the moment we are born, we are dying. Decay surrounds us. Every medicine, invention, philosophy, and government promises only temporary hope against the inevitable.
Lord of life,
All the while you, the Resurrection and Life, walk quietly beside us offering us real life, now and forever.
Open our eyes to see and believe in your power to reverse the curse of death. Comfort those who have lost or are losing loved ones. Speak hope of life eternal. Give us faith to abide in you for all time.