|A dogwood flower.|
Blessed Savior, we turn our hearts to you
borne up by your abundant grace into this new day.
We give You thanks, O God,
for the blessings You have given us,
for reason, memory, and fellowship.
We give you thanks
for steadfast friendship and loyal hearts
who testify to your Love in the world.
We thank You for wise teachers
whose loving hearts have led us
into understanding and skill.
Give us comfort as we remember
those we love and see no more,
and send your angels to tend those who weep.
We rest in You, O God,
our home and our help,
and ask your blessing on these beloveds.