2015 News and Events

Litany of Remembrance

A Service of Memory: October 29, 2015

 

Courtney Webb and Deena Hamilton, Resident Community Chaplains at SMU, led the congregation in the following Litany of Remembrance during A Service of Memory:


 Leader:   Give thanks to the Lord, who is good.
 All:  God's love is everlasting.
   
 Leader:
 Come, let us praise God. 
 All:  Let us come to God with thanksgiving.
   
 Leader:

 
 For the good world;
 for things great and small, beautiful and awesome;
 for seen and unseen splendors;
 All:  Thank you, God.
   
 Leader:


 For human life;
 for talking and moving and thinking together;
 for common hopes and hardships shared from birth until our dying; 
 All:  Thank you, God.
   
 Leader:
 For work to do and strength to work;
 for the companionship of labor;
 for exchanges of good humor and encouragement;
 All:  Thank you, God.
   
 Leader:
 
 For your help in times of doubt and sorrow;
 for healing our hurts;
 for preserving us in temptation and danger;
 All:  Thank you, God.
   
 Leader:
 
 For those who have gone before us;
 for their contributions to our lives and to our communities;
 for the memories we hold dear;
 All:  Thank you, God.
   
 Leader:
 For those who have guided our steps with wisdom;
 for those who have opened our eyes to the truth;
 for those who have strengthened our wills by their encouragement;
 All:  Thank you, God.
   
 Leader:
 
 With reverence and affection
 we remember before you, O everlasting God,
 all our departed loved ones, friends, and colleagues.
 All:  Thank you, God.
   
 Leader:
 
 Keep us in union with them,
 through faith and love toward you,
 that hereafter we may join them in your presence
 and be numbered with those who serve you,
 O God of everlasting love.
 All:  Amen.