Image - Friday Evening by Isidor Kaufman
We are travellers on the same road that leads to the same end.
O Lord, God of the spirits of all flesh, You are close to the hearts of the sorrowing, to strengthen and console them with the warmth of Your love, and with the assurance that the human spirit is enduring and indestructible. Even as we pray for perfect peace for those whose lives have ended, so do we ask You to give comfort and courage to the living.
May the knowledge of your nearness be our strength, O God, for You are with us at all times: in joy and sorrow, in light and darkness, in life and death.”

In Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), 645, 646.