At these sad times, please be sure of our support and prayers. Those who lose a loved member of their family will first of all be in contact with a local Funeral Director who in turn will contact us at St.Mary's to arrange the date and time for the funeral.
We will be visiting you before the funeral to talk through the service and to walk with you at this time.
Here are some prayers you might find helpful.
BEFORE AND AFTER THE FUNERAL
Dear God, you know how sad and heartbroken I feel.
You know how much I miss.......
Please give me your peace inside and the strength to face each day.
Thank you that you know all about life and death.
Help me to get to know you better. Amen.
Jesus said: "I am the Resurrection and the Life;
whoever believes in me, though they die, yet shall live,
and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die."
Father in heaven,
you gave your son Jesus Christ to suffering and death on the cross,
and raised him to life in glory.
Grant me a patient faith in time of darkness,
and strengthen my heart
with the knowledge of your love;
through Jesus Christ. Amen.
"Cast all your anxieties on Him for He cares about you".
1 Peter 5v7.
FOR THE FUNERAL DAY
Lord Jesus, I come to you at the start of this day.
I am full of uncertainties.
I thank you for all those who will share today with me;
my family; the minister;
my friends; and all those who know my pain.
Help me not to worry,
help me to trust You,
and help me in my weakness
to know Your strength. Amen
"Do not let your hearts be troubled, believe in God".
Help me, Lord Jesus,
to follow you as The Way,
to believe and to trust you,
and to find eternal life in your words.
Thank you for your love,
help me to have the courage to live for you.
Thank you Lord. Amen.
"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life,
no one comes to the Father except by me."