Oh Lord, it is always so hard to say good-bye to those that we love and care about, especially when we were close. I know that I am going to miss my cousin so much, and so are the rest of the family. And so Lord, I do pray that You would give each one of us Your comfort in our hearts at this time of such sadness.
Lord, I know that death is a thin veil of temporary separation for those that love You, and I thank and praise You that as Your children we will meet up again one day, but it is still hard to have to realise that we will never be together in this life again, so please flood all of our hearts with Your never-failing comfort and give us Your strength to move forward, knowing that You feel deeply for our loss and that You care for each one of us.
Thank You for the good times that we spent together, and help us to celebrate a lovely life rather than mourn a life that has passed. Help me to give You thanks for the great love we shared. Thank You for the life of my cousin and I pray that You would put Your loving arms of comfort around us all and draw every member of our wider family into a closer walk with You. In Jesus' name I pray,