For them, Lord, whom you called along this path of
|Father Octavio Ortiz de Montellanos, LC, with his parents.|
Consecrating them as soldiers of love amidst strife.
For them who
with affection united their days
As pilgrims along this route with
For them, Lord, having wanted them at your
Assisting you with their creative love.
For them who have always
wanted to abide
In that first union that came from above.
them, Lord, whose flowering garden lovely to behold
Sowing in their
children seeds of eternity.
For them who have tasted thirst as
the day grows old
Drinking from your well the water of
For them, Lord, at your altar with offering they stand
the fruit of their lives walked hand in hand.
who, not without pain, were able to depart
With only God
at the center of their heart.
For them, Lord, because they
taught me your name
Seeing in their face, your Face of
Father the same.
For them, who in this life greatly have
Yet faithful and constant their love has been offered.
Lord, who from afar today do think of me
very close to their heart forever I will be.
who accompany me at the altar each day
With the white
offering of their lives in my heart to stay.
Lord, whose children are a rich harvest indeed
Generous fruit of
faith and working hands that did seed.
For them, Lord, who
end each day with peace and a kiss
And know that
faithful love gives the strength to persist.
For them, Lord,
bless with optimism and a smile
Keep their hearts brave and
always close together.
For them, Lord, may their eyes be for
one another forever
Joyfully facing each tribulation all the while.
them, Lord, today I would like to pray
That their souls
may be as the color of heaven.
Carrying each cross with
love as their leaven
Rising together, Lord, I ask may we
(July 8, 2003)