God our Father,
we thank you that you have made each of us in your own image,
and given us gifts and talents with which to serve you.
We thank you for Marion,
the years we shared with her,
the good we saw in her,
the love we received from her.
Now give us strength and courage
to leave her in your care,
confident in your promise of eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
your Son Jesus Christ is the firstborn from the dead.
We believe that he will raise up the bodies of his faithful people to be like his in glory.
We commend Marion to your mercy
and pray that as you gather her to yourself,
you will give to us your blessing of peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who died and rose again to save us,
and is now alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit in glory for ever.
God be in my head,
and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes,
and in my looking;
God be in my mouth,
and in my speaking;
God be in my heart,
and in my thinking;
God be at my end,
and at my departing.
May Christ the good shepherd
enfold you with love,
fill you with peace,
and lead you in hope,
to the end of your days;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.