It is heartbreaking to lose a spouse, a better half who is loved and cherished so greatly. Losing them to death can be a huge blow such that it would seem as though your world has fallen apart completely. It could even leave you feeling empty and without need to live.
If you are in such shoes, you must take heart and be strong. Even though it might seem like they are far from you, they really are not. Saint Paul says in “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).
So you must always keep in mind that they are very much still alive. Whenever you think of them, you can passionately say this beautiful prayer for them:
“I commend you, my dear wife, to Almighty God, and entrust you to your creator. May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth.
Please watch over our family in these difficult times.
May Holy Mary, the angels and all the saints welcome you now that you have gone forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace. May Christ who died for you, admit you into his garden of paradise. May Christ, the true Shepherd embrace you as one of his flock. May he forgive all your sins, and set you among those he has chosen.