This day of ultimate loss, we recognize the loneliness that happens when we are without you, O God. May we recognize what it means to have you in our lives guiding us. Give us an awareness of what it means to be forgiven, healed and renewed by your gift of sacrifice for us. Let us be transformed into the servants you call us to become. May we be loving others as you love us. Helps us this and every day to find new ways to honor you by how we treat your creation and those we meet. May this day help us know the wonder of having you in our lives, O God. Amen.