A good rule of thumb is to always allow God to speak before you do. This collection of Scripture may provide the words needed to be heard during a funeral service, memorial, or in a sympathy letter. funeral, .”, The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds. Take kindly the counsel of the years,gracefully surrendering the things of youth.Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.Beyond a wholesome discipline,be gentle with yourself. techniques,
The page is very long. So, if you are one of the people in the pews, please pray for and encourage your pastor in his work. We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Praise to Christ Our Passover God, we praise you for providing a way of escape from the penalty for our sins. Certainly, those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. Our loved one walked with you while in this life, enjoying a taste of eternal communion with you. He will fulfill the desires of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them. Amen. Whether you are experiencing feelings of grief, anger, guilt, celebration, thanksgiving or confusion, I hope these funeral readings help you find peace amid the turmoil. Something there is,(With my lips soothing thee, adding, I whisper,I give thee the first suggestion, the problem and indirection,)Something there is more immortal even than the stars,(Many the burials, many the days and nights, passing away,)Something that shall endure longer even than lustrous Jupiter,Longer than sun, or any revolving satellite,Or the radiant brothers, the Pleiades.
Praise for Immortality Father, we thank you for the mystery that is our confident expectation.
These or another suitable text of Scripture should fill the ears of those who have gathered to grieve, remember, and hope. Hsing Tang was ordained to pastor a Mandarin speaking congregation, Oh how I love your law!
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An Eskimo Legend ~ We are Immortal.
52 And I'd had a very tiring but very healthy twelve hours the day before, and a sounder night's sleep; and after ten days of low-hung grey skies and motionless warm dampness, the sun was shining and there was a light breeze.
Amen. We know it will be … Homegoing Prayer Father, hear our prayers for your servant. To find out more, please visit Practical Shepherding. For various reasons, not in themselves at all mysterious, my heart was lighter than it had been for many weeks.
Bless this assembly, precious Lord, and may you be honored as we celebrate a life that glorified you.
Amen. And so, Dr. Blackwood helpfully instructed me, the opening words of the funeral ought never be something like: “John was a great friend to many of you...”, “Let us turn to Scripture...” Father, we are here to celebrate someone that we cherished. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Be our alpha and omega in this funeral service. The Deep Love of Jesus Prayer God, we thank you for your deep, immeasurable love.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,and remember what peace there may be in silence. sundials, Amen. Gravestone Epitaphs from Poetry- some beautiful examples, Headstone Epitaphs- 250 beautiful examples, accommodation, Our hearts are full of hope that we will see [name] again when we go home to you.
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To comfort such an unworldly pain, we rely on sayings and philosophies that speak to us. Amen.
No words arrest the attention of casual observers like the words of the risen Christ. Amen. As I say goodbye to my husband today, I am reminded of this verse in Isaiah.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. You are a child of the universe,no less than the trees and the stars;you have a right to be here.And whether or not it is clear to you,no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. We celebrate the memories we will always have. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort… from 2 Corinthians 1
If love is, indeed, stronger than death, then death has the potential to deepen and strengthen the bond of love.The death of the beloved bears fruit in many lives.
In Jesus’ name, we pray.
Establishing bonds with other people grants you a worldly happiness where your petty desires somehow pale into insignificance because of how the other person makes you feel. Your Presence Prayer Lord, today is a tough day for us. We think we love someone for their looks; their walk maybe; tone of voice, touch- but when you analyse it is really for their qualities- their warmth, their humour, their intelligence, kindness etcetera.