My neighbour was mudered about a week ago. She was 34 years old and is a far as known at present likely to have been killed by an ex-boyfriend. The first I knew of this is when I came home and found the house surrounded by many police officers and the area taped off and was requested to provide details of who I was before entering my own home. We found out more details as time went on. In an odd twist of fate I found out she was nurse in the same hospice my own late mother was one in for much of her life. I had never really talked to my neighbour much and so had not known this. People have been leaving flowers as a mark of respect by my door (I live in an apartment block so they cannot leave them next to her home easily as it is the flat above) and it strikes me that it would be good as a mark of respect for a young woman who did not deserve to die in what appears to have been a very brutal fashion if I offered up a prayer for her soul. I hope others will aid me in doing so.
Absolve, we beseech Thee, O Lord,
the soul of Thy servant,
from every bond of sin,
that being raised in the glory of the resurrection,
She may be refreshed among the Saints and Elect.
Through Christ our Lord.