Committing Joan Holt into the care of God

Prayers for us to support Bob Holt as he says goodbye to Joan at the Committal 9.30am on Wednesday morning

GATHERING IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Light a candle, and take a moment to sit quietly.

You might like to listen to a piece of Music: (Suggestion Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone)

Some words of comfort

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning” (Lamentations 3v22).

God says: “I will never leave you: I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13 v5).

Opening Prayer Read this prayer out loud

Loving God, I hold Joan before you ….

I thank you for the good times we shared together.

I hold before you the challenging times.

Be close to me, and to all those people who knew and loved Joan. May we know the peace of your presence today and in the days to come.

I know there are no words I can say at this moment to take away the pain. I come as I am knowing you bind us together in love; in this world and the next.

So, take this moment and help me know your presence with me, now and always. Amen

You might like to read Psalm 23

A time of prayer

Loving God, you tell us to look forward to a day when your kingdom shall come and your will be done; a time when there will be no more sorrow and death and when every tear will be wiped from our eyes.

Until that time comes, help us to find comfort in your love.