Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)
O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil.
Almighty and eternal God, from whose love we cannot be parted even by death, hear our prayers and thanksgivings for your servant jesus.
For although we no longer feel the touch of your faithful departed, fulfill in them, we pray, the purposes of your love and bring us, with them, to your eternal joy.
All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Sources: The Book of Common
Prayer, 1979. Public domain.
Enriching Our Worship 2, Ministry with the Sick or Dying; Burial of a Child,
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