Almighty God, who abidest always, and who art ever near to uphold and bless: Hear now our prayers for thy servants bowed down with grief. May they find strength and peace in thee. For all that has been gracious and helpful in days past we devoutly thank thee. Visit us with thy comfort, and be thou thyself our companion. Kee us mindful of the many good things which make life dear and sacred. May our hearts be united in a closer bond of love and sympathy, and give us strength to return to the duties of life with increased devotion and with purer and more earnest purpose. May we ever feel that the eternal God is our refuge, and that underneath are the everlasting arms; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Taken from The Methodist Book of Worship for Church and Home, 1965