God, you give us so many gifts. And so we say thank you.
One of the greatest gifts you give us is life, life in abundance.
In our lives you bless us with joy and laughter,
In our lives you comfort us when we are sad or when we hurt, or when we are afraid. And again we say thank you.
Today we come to say good-bye to NAME.
And as we say good-bye we celebrate everything that made her who she was, and we say thank-you for the gift of her.
God you are always with us. You are wonderful and compassionate and mysterious.
You protect us like a father with a new baby.
You watch over us like a mother on the playground.
You comfort us like a warm hug from a grandparent.
Today, as we come to share our sadness and our grief,
be with us, strengthen us, hear our tears.
As we say good-bye, as we say thank you, as we share our tears,
remind us that we are not alone, that you are with us.