Dying & Loss

In Grief And Shock

O God, who brought us to birth, and in whose arms we die, in our grief and shock contain and comfort us; embrace us with your love, give us hope in our confusion and grace to let go into new life; through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Dying & Loss, Thanksgiving

A Remembrance Prayer

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us all with the gift of this earthly life and has given to our brother/sister N his/her span of years and gifts of character. God our Father, we thank you now for all his/her life, for every memory of love and joy, for every good act…

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Dying & Loss, Need Or Trial

In The Morning Christ Will Come To Me

In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself… In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself… In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from…

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Dying & Loss

For Comfort In Loss

Lord Jesus Christ, you comforted your disciples when you were going to die: now set our troubled hearts at rest and banish our fears. You are the way to the Father: help us to follow you. You are the truth: bring us to know you. You are the life: give us that life, to live with you now and for…

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Dying & Loss

Prayers For Those Who Grieve

Loving God, you pursue us with untiring love and dispel the shadow of death with the bright dawn of life. Give courage to us in our loss and sorrow. Be our refuge and strength, O Lord, reassure us of your continuing love and lift us from the depths of grief into the peace and light of your presence. Your Son, our…

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Celtic, Creation, Dying & Loss

The Ebb And Flow

As it was, As it is, As it shall be Evermore, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow.   – From the Carmina Gedalica – Submitted by Doug

Dying & Loss, Old Age

Abide With Me – Henry F. Lyte

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see— O Thou who changest not, abide…

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Dying & Loss, Intercession, Love

Those Who Care For The Sick – Mother Teresa

Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day In the presence of your sick ones, and while I am nursing them may I serve you.   Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, and the unreasonable, may I still recognise You and say: “Jesus, my patient, I am joyful to serve you.”  …

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Biblical, Dying & Loss

Teach Us To Number Our Days

Lord, you have always been our safe place. Before the mountains were born before you created the world, from age to age you are God.   Teach us to number our days,   that we may gain a heart of wisdom With your Word you return people to dust. For you a thousand years are like a day just gone…

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Biblical, Dying & Loss

I Lift My Eyes To The Hills

I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord: The maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip. The one who watches over you will not sleep; he does not rest or sleep. The Lord watches over you- The Lord is your shade at your right…

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Dying & Loss, Short

Facing Regrets

Forgiving God, when we notice how many things are still undone, and begin to regret, Restore our hearts. Forgive our mistakes. Bind up wounds of past mistakes. Transform our guilt into love and by your grace make us whole. In the name of Christ. Amen.