Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Prayer from a memorial service thanking God for all the ways he shows us his great love...

This is a prayer of thanks for God's great love from a memorial service.  I've removed the name of the person it was for but hope people may find it helpful. feel free to sue any or all of it. 

Faithful God,
You are full of love and grace,
We gather today to give you praise.

We acknowledge your love shown in creation,
The wonderful and amazing world in which we live,
We give thanks for flora and fora
For ocean and for land
For making us who we are in your image
For the great gift of our individuality
The ability to give and to know care and love.

We give you thanks for your provision
We acknowledge every good gift comes from you
You provide food and drink
Gifts and talents to labour and to work
We thank you for the love of family
For the companionship and care of friends
For brothers and sisters in Christ to walk the way with us

We thank you for your love shown in Jesus Christ
That in Jesus you became one of us:
Bringing Good New to the poor, healing and wholeness and inviting us back to relationship with you.
In Christ’s death you enabled us to be forgiven
AS we believe in Jesus we are welcomed into your family
In Jesus resurrection we know new and eternal life
In the sending of the Holy Spirit we know Christ’s presence today

We come especially to give you thanks for a long and full life
We come full of memories of, and love for, (name of person)
We pray that as we remember and share stories and tributes
That we may know your presence and your comfort with us
Know the truth of Jesus words blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted
Know your continued presence, forgiveness and leading in our lives

We thank you for all the way you have shown your great love to us.

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