Lord, today is tinged with both sadness and a strange sort of comfort as we say farewell to my dear and precious father, who has been such a support to us all over the years.
Thank You for giving me my dad, and for all that he has meant to me throughout my life. As I think back over all the things that he taught me and for the many lessons of life that I have learned from him, it rejoices my heart, and yet Lord, I know that I am going to miss him so very much.
Be close to all of the family today Lord. I know that we are all going to feel his passing in different ways and I pray that You will draw close to each of us and provide the comfort and strength that we all need as we finally come to terms that we will no longer see him down here. But thank You that he knew the Lord Jesus as his Saviour, and we rejoice to know that he is now in the presence of the Saviour he loves. Thank You Jesus,