We pray that in this time of loss, You?ll feel God?s love much more And that you?ll find your comfort In the presence of the Lord We pray God pours upon you, His sweet amazing grace And overflow your heart with peace As you live in His embrace.
- M.S. Lowndes
Prayer of Our Hearts
Bless those who mourn, eternal God, with the comfort of your love that they may face each new day with hope and the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given. May their memories become joyful, their days enriched with friendship, and their lives encircled by your love. Amen.
(c) 1991 by Vienna Cobb Anderson, Adapted from "Prayers of Our Hearts"
May the sweet light of change shine in the darkness, May the first breath of each morning begin life again, May the memories unfold as prayers for life, May the love continue to fill the silence.
A Litany of Lamentation and Hope
For those who are suffering.
For those who are injured. For families that are separated.
For firemen, police, emergency medical workers and all public officials. For those who serve in the armed forces. For those who answer the call to comfort and give aid. For those who provide support thru their prayers.
For those who are dying. For those who died while saving the lives of others. For those who have died from acts of terrorism [or natural disasters] around the world. For all who lost their lives.
For those who survived. For the children who have been orphaned. For the men and women who have lost their spouses. For all who mourn and those who comfort them.
For peace in our city and in our world. For unity among faiths. For a greater appreciation and love of all humanity.
For patience and perseverance. For calm in the midst of fear. For forgiveness and the grace to overcome adversity.
For generosity of spirit. For hope in times of despair. For light in the darkness.
Gracious and Loving God, you are our comforter and our hope. Hear your people's prayers as they come before you. Strengthen us in this time of need. Inspire us to acts of charity and generosity and give us hope of a brighter future. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.