Prayer For Burial At Sea

Heavenly Father, You created the oceans and the sky and have blessed us who live upon Your earth, with the power to sail the sea and soar in your heavens. Those called to ships and flight, are rare among Your sons and daughters, their risks are many and their sacrifices of home and hearth are well known. But the blessings they receive are far beyond earthly comfort; for within their risks is the true witness of Your profound perfection, No matter how high the winds, no matter how steep the seas, Your divine hand is present and the wisdom of Your guidance crafts our souls.

Today Dear Father we have ventured aboard the (Insert Name of Vessel) _______________ and now drift above the amazing and ordered wilderness of the (insert body of water) ________________ to return one of Your favored sons/daughters, (Name of deceased) __________, to you. (First Name) _______ was born of Mother just as Your Son Jesus was born of Mary. _________ lived a life of (Lifes work) ____________ and bore witness to Your most magnificent secrets and now Greg has chosen to rest with You in the fluid of Earths womb.

(The ashes are released)

Dear God, restore confidence and laughter to this family and these friends and let them celebrate the life they shared with (First name) __________. And let us all take comfort in the sacrifice, made for us by You, through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many years
I gave you love, you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness
I thank you for the love each have shown
but now it is time I traveled alone
So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must,
then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
so bless those memories within your heart.
I will not be far away, for life goes on.
so if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you, soft and clear.
Then when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and Welcome Home

Birth is a beginning, and death a destination

But life is a journey, a going - a growing

From stage to stage

From childhood to maturity and youth to age

From Innocence to awareness and ignorance to knowing;

From foolishness to discretion and then perhaps to wisdom

From weakness to strength or strength to weakness-

And, often, back again, From health to sickness

And back, we pray, to health again

From offense to forgiveness, from loneliness to love,

From joy to gratitude, from pain to compassion,

And grief to understanding - from fear to faith

From defeat to defeat to defeat - until, looking backward or ahead,

We see that victory lies not at some high place along the way,

But in having made the journey, stage by stage -

A sacred pilgrimage

Birth is the beginning, and death a destination;

But life is a journey, a sacred pilgrimage

Made stage by stage-from birth to death

To life everlasting

O God, full of compassion. Thou who dwellest on high! Grant perfect rest beneath the sheltering wings of thy presence, among the holy and pure who shine as the brightest of the firmament unto the soul of ____________________ who has gone unto eternity.

Lord of mercy, bring him (her) under the cover of thy wings,, and let is (her) soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life. Be thou him (her) possession, and may his (her) repose be peace. Amen

At the rinsing of the sun and at its going down
We remember them.

At the blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter
We remember them

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of Spring
We remember them

At the blueness of the skies and the warmth of the Summer
We remember them

At the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of Autumn
We remember them

At the beginning or the year and when it ends
We remember them

As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us, as we remember them

When we are weary and in the need for strength
We remember them

When we are lost and sick at heart
We remember them

When we have joy we crave to share
We remember them

When we have decisions that are difficult to make
We remember them

When we have achievements that are based on theirs
We remember them

As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us, as we remember them

The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green Pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake, Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.Type your paragraph here.

My comfort will come from the sea.
The stillness of calm waves will gently drift by
I will be as one with the sea.

When the sun sets on the ocean blue, remember me as I will always remember you.
As the sun risesgo live life as full as can be
Apartyou and mebut be at peace for I am free.

Oh God, we pray thee that the memory of our (family member, Friend) be ever sacred in our hearts,

... and that the sacrifice which they have offered for cause may be acceptable in thy sight.

... and may this sailor find repose with the sea in which he gave his life that we might live.

Into thy hands, oh Lord, we commend the soul of thy servant departed, now called unto eternal rest, and we commit his body to the deep.