March 27, 2018
Cindy and Charlie Koonce welcome your prayers at the death yesterday of Charlie’s father, Jim Koonce, a mixture of sadness and relief for Jim’s sake. The funeral will be Thursday in Mississippi. We pray for safe travel to and from Mississippi for Cindy and Charlie.
Eternal God, send your Holy Spirit upon us as we entrust our loved ones to your everlasting care. When sorrow darkens our lives, lead us to look to you, remembering the cloud of witnesses which surrounds us. Grant that we who remain for a time may trust your goodness, rejoicing in your grace and in the sure expectation of a joyful reunion in your immediate presence. Grant to family members safety in travel and trust in you as they gather; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.