Opening Prayer or Memorial Prayer

May 10th, 2014

God of ages past and hope to come,
we offer our gratitude
for those who have gone before,
we offer our hope
for those yet to come.
As we honor the past,
help us dream of a future
of love and peace.
Comfort us in our sorrow.
Strengthen us for the journey.
Guide us on the path of justice.
Help us live as your people,
that others may see and remember
your wisdom and truth living in us.
In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.

excerpted from: Just in Time! Special Services by Mary J. Scifres Copyright © 2011 by Abingdon Press. Used with permission. Order information below.

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