“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Father God who created us in His likeness and stands beside us while on this earth, we pray on behalf of our loved ones who are moving into your presence for all eternity. We thank you for the restoration of our spirit and for the new body that shall be supplied as you promise us. To laugh, to sing, to speak, to love, to praise You; to live in complete unity and peace together with those who came before us.
Comfort those who are behind and encourage them knowing that one day they too will see You in Your Glory! Be merciful to all reminding them that this is not the end of life here on earth - but that death is actually the beginnning of our eternal life. Let us not be afraid, but let us be grateful knowing that You are the one who truly has cared for us from the beginning. Help us to rally and remember and celebrate a life that we loved and will continue to love in death. Show us the beautiful steps that one day we too will walk and wrap your arms around us in comfort knowing once again this is not the end...but the start of a beautiful new beginning that lasts forever.