The following prayer was used at our annual memorial service for those who have lost loved ones this year.
God of hope, you hold us all our days. Move us on to embrace the future you lay before us, to step out in faith and trust into the unknown. Calm our fear and strengthen us for all that is hard to leave and will be missed. Give us grace to rejoice with thankful hearts in your love, that is always with us, and never loosens its grip through, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
My thanks to Simon for a stunning image and Hazel for a beautiful prayer.