Lorretta Crosby kindly e mailed me today to ask if there was an appropriate prayer or Bible verse to recite for Stan at the Columbus Ride of Silence for Stan on Wednesday. I told her Stan wasn’t an especially religious soul. But that he’d appreciate reciting the English translation of the prayer for the dead, El Maleh Rachamim:
God filled with mercy, dwelling in the heaven’s heights, bring proper rest beneath the wings of your shekhina, amid the ranks of the holy and the pure, illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the souls of the holy who went to their eternal place of rest. May you who are the source of mercy shelter them beneath your wings eternally, and bind their souls among the living, that they may rest in peace. And let us say Amen
May He shelter Stan beneath His wings.