Jesus said "Come" Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.” Let us pray for our (brother/sister –their name), that he/she may rest from his/her burdens and enter into the light of God’s eternal rest. Receive, O Lord, your servant, for he/she returns to you. May he/she hear your words of welcome, “Come, you blessed of my Father,” and receive the unfading crown of glory. May the angels surround him/her and the saints welcome him/her in peace. Into your hands, O Lord, we commend our (brother/sister – their name) Book of Common Worship Daily Prayer
Breathe Peace (At the death of a child) Holy 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 in which we rejoiced for a time is not lost, and that (child’s name) is with you, safe in your eternal love and care. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, who took little children into his arms and blessed them. Amen.
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