For the time I knew him, it was like I had the time
back with my own Dad. For my wife, he gave the finest complements
to her driving as we went to the Sutera family picnics together. For you,
something entirely different and special. And if you are not part of this family,
and have lost someone special, may this prayer apply to that life continuing through
Dear Lord Jesus,
Grant me daily strength as you did for him,
The strength to work hard at anything,
To provide for my family’s needs,
And give my children a good life.
Dear Lord God,
Grant me the wisdom of discernment,
As you did for him,
That I can face problems without fear,
And those close could trust me to help them,
As I walk in faith with you.
Dear Precious Lord,
I am far from perfect,
Learning and growing each day,
Dealing with mistakes as he did,
Give me patience that I might fix my errors,
And be a better person.
Dear Holy Father,
Love is the basis for all things,
Though I try to remain strong as he did,
May my actions convey love as he did,
So that my family and friends have hope,
No matter the circumstance of life,
I am not making Jim to be a saint,
For when he accepted your Son it was done,
And in his errors and attributes he was human,
And the best of that shown though his life,
So may his light shine on through our hearts.