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Preparing to die: the greatest thing we have to do

‘Please pray that she will go home to be with the Lord soon.’

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This unusual prayer request struck me: this was a prayer request for a young mother who would be leaving her grieving husband and three small children behind. Praying for death seemed particularly shocking after spending the last year in a country reeling from the impact of Covid-19.