Bless, O Lord
those near and dear to me.
Give unto them all that I have asked for myself.
If any of them are at this time in sorrow, please comfort them.
If in doubt or difficulty, please guide them.
Those of them who are still afar off from You, please bring them near.
And to those who know and love You, give more and more of your grace.
The Rev. Ellen Meissgeier
Pastor, Resurrection Lutheran Church