God of life and God of death we give you the spirit and future life of _______. You have cared for her while she lived upon this earth and we know you will continue to care for her from this day forward. While we are uncertain about the future, we know we are always in your loving hands and when in your hands all will be well. Thank you for the life you gave us in the person of _______. May we be assured of the life that continues after this life on earth and be comforted knowing that this is not the end of all of life but a beginning of a new life. We ask this prayer in the name of the one who promises new life, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Dr. Glenn J. Stewart
Regional Minister and President
Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ)