O Lord our God, we come before You this day in sadness. ____________________ , who brought us so much joy in life, has now died. [His/Her] happy times in our family’s embrace have come to an end. We miss ____________________ already. We are grateful to You, God, for creating ____________________ , for entrusting [him/her] to our care, and for sustaining [him/her] in our love for a measure of time. We understand that all that lives must die. We knew that this day would come. And yet, O God, we would have wanted one more day of play, one more evening of love with ____________________ . O God, as we have taken care of ____________________ in life, we ask that You watch over [him/her] in death. You entrusted ____________________ to our care; now, we give [him/her] back to You. May ____________________ find a happy new home in Your loving embrace. As we remember ____________________ , may we love each other more dearly. May we care for all Your creatures, for every living thing, as we protected the blessed life of ____________________ . May [his/her] memory bless our lives with love and caring forever. Amen.