On the Day I Die
Oh loving God, let the day I die be familiar.
Let me recall at least one dear memory.
Let me be present with at least one person who loves me.
Let me feel you with me, Sweet Jesus, my friend.
Let me surrender all to you,
as I have begged to do so many times before.
Let me live my last breath in the moment.
Let me rejoice in your love
and in the life that surrounds me.
Let me notice something beautiful that day.
And let my last words
(and my words every day until that day)
be “Thank you, my love, for everything.”