I had been thinking of Deenie more intensely the last two or three days and was not surprised to receive this news.
Deenie received the anointing of the sick from the Hospice chaplain a few days ago in the presence of several friends and a neighbor (who is also a friend). Today two women will visit her, including a mutual friend of ours who is a poet -- very glad she will be there, as she will be able to find the right mix of song, word, and silence.
Please pray in accompaniment of Deenie as she moves into her final days and hours.
Almighty God, look on this your servant, lying in great weakness, and comfort her with the promise of life everlasting, given in the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for a Person near Death, The Book of Common Prayer