Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Prayers For Use In Memorial Service

Prayers suitable for use in a memorial service - before the prayers begin people are given a piece of card to write the names of their loved ones on.

I asked for strength and
l got difficulties to make me strong.
Lord this grief is too difficult to bear.
Please help me.

I asked for wisdom and
l got problems to solve.
Lord this grief is too much for me to cope.
Please help me.

I asked for prosperity and
l got brawn and brains to work.
Lord l am so worn out with this grief.
Please help me.

I asked for courage and
l got dangers to overcome.
Lord  l am frightened by this grief l face.
Please help me.

I asked for patience and
l got situations where I was forced to wait.
Lord l am so impatient with this grief.
Please help me.

I asked for love and
l got troubled people to help.
Lord this grief overwhelms me.
Please help me.

I asked for favours and
l got opportunities.
Lord l am too exhausted with my grief to use the opportunities you give.
Please help me.

I received nothing I wanted
I received everything I needed.
My prayers have all been answered.
Thank you Lord that you know us better than we know ourselves.
You give us exactly what we need but not always what we want. AMEN

Quiet music during which people can come up with a card to place on the prayer board.