The following is an Orthodox prayer for a child who has died:
O Lord who watches over children in the present life and in the world to come because of their simplicity and innocence of mind, abundantly satisfying them with a place in Abraham’s bosom, bringing them to live in radiantly shining places where the spirits of the righteous dwell: receive in peace the soul of Your little servant Coco Madalena, for You Yourself have said, “Let the little children come to Me, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Amen.
I am learning that to pray for those who have died is a good and wonderful privilege. Our daughter Coco Madalena was born on this day six years ago. May God, who created her and gave her to us in this world for only a brief but blessed time, sustain her and bring her into the glory of the age to come.
I long to see her again.