Prayer Wall: A courageous woman taken far too soon
We offer our prayers to Jayne Schaffstein Veld (June 6, 1969 – September 1, 2008), and the two young sons and husband she leaves behind in San Francisco. May her soul be sanctified, and joined by the voices of angels and archangels.
We, in turn, pass on Jayne’s spirit to you. This daily prayer sustained her through a six-year battle with breast cancer, a feat which defied the prognosis of medical experts.
Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off
May we put away all pretenses and meet each other face-to-face,
without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment, always generous.
Let us take time for all things, and make us
grow calm, serene, and gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
to be straight forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize that it is the little things
of life that create differences, that in the big things
of life we are as one.
And, Lord God, let us not forget to be kind.