"Of all human evils death is the most grievous, by which human life is destroyed...". -- St. Thomas Aquinas, Compendium Theologiae, lib. 1 cap. 227
We've had a death in the family, and I ask for your prayers for this good man's soul.
Grant, O God, that while we lament the departure of this Thy servant, we may always remember that we are most certainly to follow him. And give us grace to prepare for that last hour by a good life, that we may not be surprised by a sudden and unprovided death, but be ever watching, that, when Thou callest, we may, with the Bridegroom, enter into eternal glory: through Christ our Lord. Amen.