Funeral Sermons and Ceremonies

At the Universal Life Church, we have many funeral ceremonies and sermons for your use. We also have a wide selection through the ULC Church store.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Funeral Ceremony - Closing Prayer

(Choose one) 
Eternal God, let your presence rest upon us as we give thanks for _________ 's life.

We thank you for the days of life that you gave to him/her.

May his/her memory live long among us and be a source of strength for us.

In the midst of the loss we feel as we experience the death of one whom we love, keep us in touch also with the memories which can sustain us.

May we find the courage to face the changes which life presents to us as we go on from here. Give to those who most deeply feel this loss the comfort of your presence, and enable each of us to minister to those who mourn. Amen.

 This is a prayer, from  the American Indian tradition: "O Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me. I am small and weak - I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice. Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. I seek strength not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy, myself. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes so when life fades as the fading sunset my spirit may come to you without shame.


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