Almighty God and Heavenly Father, You are the One Who made us by the strength of Your almighty hand. You crafted our bodies together in our mother’s womb and scheduled every day of our lives here on earth. You rescued us from the miry pit and redeemed us from our rebellion. Thank You, that by Your grace and mercy You gave us new life in and through the wonderful Sacrifice of Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lord, we know that man has but a short time to live and that in the midst of life we are in death, for we came from the dust of the earth and our bodies also return to the dust of the earth. But we praise Your holy name that You are the Resurrection and the Life, and that he that believeth in Christ Jesus, though he die, yet shall he live.
Lord, as we face the reality of death in this world, we also glorify Your holy name for the blessed hope that is reserved for us in heaven, in and through the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. Our dear Saviour died for us, was buried, and rose the third day, so that we too could receive newness of life in Him and live forever with You in heaven.
Loving Lord, we rejoice in Your victory over sin, death and the grave, and thank You that death has lost its sting and the grave has been robbed of its victory, through the precious name of Jesus, in Whose name we pray. Hallelujah!