Blessing For Those Who Mourn: Memories

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Weekly Blessing for Those Who Mourn

Welcome:[1]

We gather here in your presence God, in our need and bringing with us the needs of the world.

We come to you, for you come to us in Jesus, and you know by experience what human life is like.

We come with our faith and with our doubts; we come with our hopes and with our fears.

We come as we are, because you invite us to come; and you have promised never to turn us away.

[words of welcome - invitation to take a few breaths]

Reading of the Week: An extract from No Matter What - James McAvoy

Small said: “But what about when you’re dead and gone? Would you love me then? Does love go on?” Large held Small snug as they looked out at the night, at the moon in the dark and the stars shining bright. “Small, look at the stars – how they shine and glow. Yet some of those stars died a long time ago. Still they shine in the evening skies… love, like starlight, never dies”.

Self Care Ritual:


Prayer


Blessing

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely[b] on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Live forgiven, ᶧ claim your wholeness and go in peace.


[1] From the Service of Prayer for Healing, Iona Abbey Worship Book, 90.

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