Death is probably the only certain thing in our uncertain lives. Yet, despite knowing that every person who has taken birth will die, the death of a loved one can be a really stressful and traumatic experience for the survivors. As a responsible person, it is your duty to make sure a friend who has suffered such a loss is helped to cope with his or her grief and overcome the same.
Mere words may seem inadequate when you are trying to help a friend or relative overcome his or her loss. This is where a memorial prayer can make a huge difference. We may not be very spiritual or religious in our routine lives. However, most people turn to spirituality and God to cope with the loss of a loved one. Organizing a memorial prayer for the departed will help the survivors feel better. The knowledge that the departed individual has become one with the divine force we call God can be a reassuring feeling.
Whether such a prayer will help the departed or not it is impossible to determine. However, there is absolutely no doubt that organizing such a prayer can bring closure to the survivors. Even mature and sensible people often find it difficult to cope with the loss of a loved one. This is you, as a friend or colleagues, should step in and provide assistance.
There was a time when one had to live in the same city to organize a memorial prayer for a friend or contact who had suffered such a loss. Today, the Internet has simplified the process of organizing such a prayer. You can arrange a memorial prayer in your city and share the video with your friend. Or, you can organize such a prayer in your friend’s local church or spiritual group and use the Internet to invite his or her friends and contacts.
We have been grappling with questions related to death for thousands of years. Wise men, sages, and seers have always been sought after by people who were unable to handle the death of their loved ones. Prayers that convey the inevitability of death, and that help the survivors feel better can make a huge difference.
You can also arrange for memorial cards that shall serve as a reminder of the happy and eventful life led by the person who is no more. Again, the Internet has made it be convenient to go beyond standard and conventional memorial cards. Today, you can create customized and personalized cards with photographs, favorite sayings, prayers, and images without any difficulty.
The mere act of distributing cards with the photo of the loved one will make your friend feel better. Allowing the mind to stagnate or dwell upon the loss will make it difficult for the individual to overcome his or her depression. The simple act of attending a prayer meeting and sharing thoughts, words, and memorial cards will force your friend or contact to focus on the present.
There was a time when it was impossible for people to convey their condolences in an effective manner when separated by distances. Today, there are numerous online options, ranging from online memorial cards to video conversations, which allow you to share the grief of your friend effectively.
While the sadness of the loss of a loved one will never fade, such initiatives will help your friend realize that he or she should celebrate life instead of merely focusing on the death of the loved one.