Tuesday, February 03, 2009

"We Are Devastated"

Earlier today, Michael Dubruiel -- veteran author and church communicator, husband of Amy Welborn and father of their young boys -- suddenly collapsed and died in Birmingham two months after his 50th birthday.

Both of them great friends and colleagues to so many of us, please pray for Michael's peaceful and blessed rest and Amy's comfort and strength for the road ahead... no words can express the heartbreak of this.
Into your hands, Father of mercies, we commend our brother, Michael, in the sure and certain hope that, together with all who have died in Christ, he will rise with him on the last day.

We give you thank for the blessings which you bestowed upon Michael in this life; they are signs to us of your goodness and of our fellowship with the saints in Christ.

Merciful Lord, turn toward us and listen to our prayers: open the gates of paradise to your servant and help us who remain to comfort one another with assurances of fatih, until we all meet in Christ and are with you and with our brother for ever.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
PHOTO: Amy Welborn Dubruiel