“The Prayer” – performed by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli

“The Prayer” – performed by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli

I pray you’ll be our eyes and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise in times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer when we lose our way
Lead us to the place guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe
La luce che tu hai

(I pray we’ll find your light)
Nel cuore resterà
(And hold it in our hearts.)
A ricordarci che
(When stars go out each night,)
Eterna stella sei
Nella mia preghiera
(Let this be our prayer)
Quanta fede see’è
(When shadows fill our day)

Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe
Sogniamo un mondo senza più violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno lo dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace, di fraternità
La forza che ci dà

(We ask that life be kind)
È il desiderio che
(And watch us from above)
Ognuno trovi amor
(We hope each soul will find)
Intorno e dentro sé
(Another soul to love)

Let this be our prayer (Let this be our prayer),
Just like every child
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe
È la fede che
Hai acceso in noi,
Sento che ci salverà

 “The Prayer” which was performed as a duet by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli is probably one of the most successful duets of all time. A lot of singers and choirs sing this song because of its melody. This piece also has a very inspirational meaning which makes it a good material to play during funeral services.

The lines are quite remarkable as they are basically like a form a prayer to the heavens. The song is an offering of well wishes not only to God but also to the soul of your beloved brethren.

This piece does not dwell on the death of an individual.  It talks about a new journey in heaven as angels. And as they take on their new roles, you ask for their help to guide you forward in this earth and lead you to the right path.

Although you understand that you will never be with them physically, all you can do is pray to heaven and ask God to send the souls of your loved ones and make them your guardian angels. This world is never gonna be safe for there are dangers lurking on every corner. But knowing and trusting that your deceased loved ones are watching over you from up above makes you want to live life to the best of your abilities. With their help, you will one day also reach heaven where you will also be safe just like them.

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