“God of hope and hopelessness, God of power and powerlessness, God of strength and weakness, please be with Shannah Hornreich Rodriguez-Torres as they journey without a much beloved Bella. Be with them in this time of sorrow, guide them through the darkness of anger and despair, and remind them, through others around them, that You have not forsaken them, even though it may feel that way. Bless and keep all who mourn, that they may be comforted. Amen.
“To You, O Lord, we humbly entrust this child, so precious in Your sight. Take Bella into Your arms and welcome her into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping nor pain, but the fullness of peace and joy with Your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.