We pray for the souls of those recently departed.

In your hands, O Lord,
we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.
In this life you embraced them with your tender love;
deliver them now from every evil
and bid them eternal rest. AMEN



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Loving Lord, today as we recall the presentation of Jesus in the Temple, and the beginnings of a life of love and service to all men and women, we open our hearts and minds to Him and bring our cares and concerns for your world and your people.  Amen


We thank you, God, for the story of Simeon and Anna and their faithful waiting. They always trusted that they would see the Christ before they died. Help us to live our lives trusting that you are there to lead us on and that your light will shine on us and show us the way. Amen