We praise you for the wonders of creation, one of which is that many of the stars that we “see” at night have in fact been dead for a very long time; even though light is, so far as we know, the fastest thing in the universe, those stars were so far away and it takes their light so long to reach us that we still receive that light long after the stars are gone.
We praise you for the people who are like those stars to us; though they have been dead for a long time, their light shined so brightly that we can still see it. In some cases, their light shines so brightly that it is almost as if they are still here even though they are long gone. Perhaps their light lingers because they reflected your light.
Help us to reflect your light and to let our light shine so that the light of our lives will still be seen long after we are gone.