Compassionate and loving God, yours is the beauty of childhood and yours is the fullness of years.
Comfort us in our sorrow, strengthen us with hope, and breathe peace into our troubled hearts.
Assure us that the love we had for . . . . . was not in vain
indeed make it a part of the store of goodness you are even now pouring out upon
him/her in your eternal kingdom.
Indeed help us to bless you for the gift you gave us in him/her,
for the joy he/she gave all who knew him/her,
for the memories that will abide with us,
and for the assurance that he/she lives forever in the joy and peace of your presence.
Guide us through this time of sadness with the light of your love and the strength of your compassion
we ask it in the name of Christ Jesus.