“It’s just unfair,” Lovelady’s brother, Mike Lovelady, said Tuesday. “My brother didn’t deserve to die.” reads the quote that struck me at  CNN’s website.

“Didn’t deserve to die?”  I thought.  I know this may sound callous to you but, did Mike Lovelady think his brother would live forever?  We all will die.  We are like grass (it reads in the 40th chapter of Isaiah, in the Jewish Bible, Prime Testament and Old Testament).  It’s a given, we’re not going to get out of this life alive.  I mean no offense.  It’s merely a true fact.


Continuous Creator,

Only you could have made this galaxy, this earth, this land, this man.  Only you have the power, the knowledge, the plan.  While humanity has learned how to fertilize a human egg with a human sperm, we simply could not make human life out of nothing.  Yours is the power; yours is the glory.

Eternal Energy,

We grieve at the loss of life; you created us that way.  We don’t want loved ones to die.

Loving Lord,

I pray that you will gather those who mourn in your loving embrace.  Remind them of the joy brought to their lives; help them to feel that joy again as they share their memories. Help them to lean on your perfect strength.  Remind them they are not alone, you will never abandon us. Help them to be kind, respectful, and gentle with one another.

Generous Giver,

Our lives, our loved ones, that which we eat, that where we sleep, everything, Lord, comes from you.  Thank you.  I am grateful. Lord, I just love you so much!

In Jesus’ name,


To God be the glory!

Melissa Pazen © 2013

Live Inspired:  pray continually; think boldly; dare greatly; love unconditionally; act deliberately, kindly, justly, mercifully and humbly; forgive easily; laugh frequently!