Everything you say & everything you do is the Bible that someone else may need to read. ~James E McConnell Sr
God, who gave us birth, you are ever more ready to hear than we are to pray.
You know our needs before we ask, and our ignorance in asking.
Give to us now your grace,
that as we shrink before the mystery of death,
we may see the light of eternity.
Speak to us once more your solemn message of life and death.
Help us to live as those who are prepared to die.
And when our days here are accomplished,
enable us to die as those who go forth to live,
so that living or dying,
our life may be in you,
and that nothing in life or in death
will be able to separate us
from your great love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~United Methodist Pocket Book of Worship p.46-47