May the Good News of the Gospel fill
our hearts with forgiveness, strength
and assurance. May we know that the
promise of eternal life is true and sure
and certain. In that faith, may we live
with new vitality and purpose.
Loving God, in the pain and sorrow of the
death of [Name of Loved One], we are
confronted with our own deaths.
We are so busy in our own affairs that
we tend to ignore the awesome gifts you
give to us each day. We also forget way
Transform us through the power of
your loving Spirit that we may live
abundantly in your promises. Amen.