|King Kameameha and Queen Emma, whom we remember today in the calendar of the saints of the Church. |
Photo from episcopalhawaii.org.
Blessed Jesus, extend your arms of love around us, that we remember we are your own. May we rejoice in the fellowship of God, and sing hallelujahs with all of creation for all your saving deeds, O Holy One.
Send forth the Spirit to fill us with zeal for service and a thirst for wisdom, we pray. Give us a reverence for the earth and that dwells therein, O God, for all are miraculous works of your mighty hand.
When we see a hand offered to us today, Lord Christ, let us take it, and rejoice in the common bonds that unite us as your children.
Cover those who are in need with the mantle of your grace and mercy, and grant to the departed eternal rest. Most Merciful One, we lift up these beloveds before You, and ask your blessing upon them.