Monday Candle Service: 3-1-99

Mamacat9Lv@aol.com
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 14:47:41 EST

To correspond with the international Monday evening candle service at:
<A HREF="http://www.petloss.com/">
PetLossGriefSupport,RainbowBridge,MondayCandle Ceremony,</A>
http://www.petloss.com/

Candle lighting times are...
In USA: 10 PM Eastern
9 PM Central
8 PM Mountain
7 PM Pacific

In Europe:
Central Europe - 10:00 Pm GMT
UK - 9:00 PM GMT

CANDLE CEREMONY
Written by Lisa Singer (lsinger@aol.com)

The candles being lit tonight;
Cast a soft and welcome flame.
And draw our loved ones to the light,
As we call to them by name.
Imagine spirits taking flight,
For a moment our souls entwine.
Say not Good Night, but in some
Brighter Time
Bid them all-
Good Morning.

WE GATHER TOGETHER TO HONOR AND REMEMBER OUR PETS

Tonight, Monday, we join hands, hearts and souls across
the land as one large extended family to pray for our sick
and dying pets and to pay tribute to our furbabies
who have gone ahead to Rainbow Bridge.
Someday, we will meet them again, with hugs, tears
and kisses, as we walk together, in eternity, to our new home.
Until that blessed day, we honor these precious souls
and remember them with the warm glow of flickering candles,
sending a message of love, light and healing,
and the faith to believe in miracles.

PRAYER: God, Creator of all living things, we ask
that as we light our candles, the healing warmth
of love will flow into the brokenhearted
who are tending their ailing pets.
Give to them Your strength and comfort.
We also pray that the soft glow of light will
part the clouds of grief and sorrow to
surround our furbabies at the Bridge.

May excitement REIGN SUPREME as wagging tails
and ecstatic purrs feel our gentle touch once again.
May they know the gratitude we hold in our hearts
for their faithfulness and gift of
unconditional love as they are forever remembered.
We are temporarily separated for only a short while.
The silver cord that connects us
through time and space can never be broken.

AMEN.

CANDLE 1: BRIDGE FUR CHILDREN
Read the names of those who have gone on before us
as a tribute to them and their loving parents.
As we all meet here, our Bridgekids will be
meeting all newcomers, easing their way.

Blackie (2-22-99) Jamie L.
Jewelie (2-22-99) Jamie L
Lizzie (2-27-99) John
Frankie(2-15-99) Karla

I will not look back for there is sorrow.
I will not look for today for there is longing.
I will look forward for there is OUR tomorrow.

CANDLE 2: SPECIAL NEEDS FUR CHILDREN

Read the names of all those who are sick,
injured, or have special circumstances.

Stella ( home from operation hoping she does well) Kathy B
Harlequin ( for healing of her liver and whole body) Brenda
Smoky and Bandit ( hoping that the food diet helps Smokys diarrhea &
hoping they both go through surgrey with no problems) Barb
Loopy ( may the right drug be found with no bad side effects ) Matt

Pushy ( for a healing mouth) Collen
Jake ( continued healing) Nancy
Stinker--(not doing to well) Lynn
Sunday ( a healing eye) Lisa
Stormy age 15( keep getting better) Diana
Kevin,(still wobbly but hes loved) Jamie L.
Elmer (hoping he gains weight and does better) Jamie L.
Mouse, Meowney, Gizzy, and Salem ( no problems after surgrey) JanieB
Mugsey: foster kitty( has his own room and hope he stays healthy ) Jamie L.
Deformed kitties in Texas & Oregon (that they are not in any pain)
Smokina (that her pain is eased and that she heals) Deborah
George (that he continues to improve) Susan
EPC Beatrice (that she remains in good health until there is a cure) Saliha
Schurli (that the treatment may really help) Sonja
Sophia (to feel better soon) Gina & JoAnn
Luke four-year-old male (for continued success ) Gina
Grey Tabby in Little Rock, Arkansas (felv+, needs home) Cheri G.
Misha Chere

Together we unite to give thanks for the special pets who
have improved in health and strength. We also, being of one
heart, pray for the Mommies, Daddies, and little ones who
struggle together against serious illness. We remember in
quiet reverence the special ones who left us and we pray for
the grieving families left behind. And we can never forget
all who work to save the homeless and abused animals. Their
burden is never light. With one heart, all are remembered
and forever cherished by this family of love.

CANDLE 3: FOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND PEACE
In honor of all the homeless, forgotten, abandoned,
abused animals. For the nameless little ones who gave
their lives for others, for research and as a result
of humankind's inhumanity. May the Higher Powers that
be forgive the cruelty. We light this candle for them.

As our lights shine brightly through the galaxy, may the
angels smile upon us, and know that for a brief moment, we
have put aside worldly differences to bond as ONE.

CLOSING:
I have sent you on a journey to a land
free from pain, not because I did not
love you, but because I loved you too
much to force you to stay.

MOMENT OF SILENCE.

"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted."

Love, light and healing to all. Amen.
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