Merciful and Loving God
Surround and hold us in your Grace.
All who mourn today beseech your loving compassion.
Grief has come to us beyond our power to comprehend or overcome.
We ask you to guide us and preserve us,
Lift our hearts and let us not be overwhelmed
Nor turn against you in our confusion and grief.
Hold our hands, Lord, as we walk daily
Through this veil of sadness and tragedy.
Carry us in your Love and Mercy
Until we come again to a place
Where we can look forward
And again know your Joy and Peace.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
by D. Denise Dianaty
© 22 September 2015