O gracious God, we thank you this day for the gift of family and friends, many of whom are now departed. In your mercy O Lord, grant them eternal peace in your kingdom, according to their faith and service to you. While in their mortal bodies, they were flawed, yet loved dearly, and even to this day we remember their spirits. Have mercy O Lord, upon our loved ones who have tasted death, for through your beloved son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, the grave shall not prevail. Therefore, holding steadfast to your eternal covenant, we proclaim our faith in the resurrection of the dead, and life in the world which is to come. Amen.
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Litany of the Broken
Officiant: Let us approach the throne of God with humility and solemnity, asking Him to grant us our petitions by His grace and love.
O Great God of Heaven, have mercy upon us;
And hear our pleas.
We are but sinners approaching a Holy God;
Have mercy upon us.
Yet here we intercede for the broken among us;
For those who are in distress.
We ask that your Holy Spirit give comfort to those who are grieving;
For blessed are those who mourn.
We pray for those who suffer from loneliness;
For you are with us always.
We pray for those who have been alienated from your Church;
For you would leave the ninety-nine for the one.
We pray for those whose marriages have ended with divorce or annulment;
For your love knows no bounds.
We pray for those who have been victims of abuse and persecution;
For justice flows from your throne like streams of living water.
We pray for those who have been afflicted with illnesses of the body;
For you are the Great Physician.
We pray for those who suffer from addiction;
For you are the God who has delivered us out of Egypt.
We pray for those who suffer from mental diseases;
For you O Lord, are our peace.
We pray for the poor and the oppressed;
For the last shall be first, and the first shall be last.
We pray for those who struggle with belief;
For blessed are the poor in spirit.
We pray for ourselves, and all others;
For we have strayed away from You, and the road is dark.
Allow that we may partake in your Divine Nature;
For you have granted us fruit from the Tree of Life.
Grant these petitions O Lord as you see fit, in accordance with your Holy Word. We ask these things in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.