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Prayer for Parting


 

PARTING PRAYER
 
Opening Music: (During the opening music each member of the group places their key to the accommodation on the cloth in the centre)
 
Prayer of Farewell
Reader: God of our life’s journeys, we gather here to celebrate the goodness of one another and to ask your blessing as we continue on the road of life.
May the love that is in our hearts be a bond that unites us forever; wherever we may be. May the power of Your presence bless this moment of our leave-taking.
 
Response: We know that God goes with us.
 
Reader: As we journey onward, may we remember always that our love and
appreciation for one another are etched on our hearts.
 
Response: We know that God goes with us.
 
Reader: As we experience the pain of change and the insecurity of moving on,
may we also experience the blessing of inner growth.
 
Response: We know that God goes with us.
 
Reader: As we meet the poor, the pained, the stranger on our way, may we see
in each one the face of our Christ.
 
Response: We know that God goes with us.
 
Reader: As we walk through the good times and the hard times, may we never
lose sight of the shelter of God’s loving arms.
 
Response: We know that God goes with us.
 
Reader: As we question our decisions and wonder about the fruits of our choices, may the peace of God reign in our heart.
 
Response: We know that God goes with us.
 
Reader: We praise and thank You, God of our journey, for each one of us, friends, who are soon to part. We entrust one another to Your loving care, knowing that You are always the Faithful Traveler and Companion on our way. Shelter us and protect us from all harm and all useless anxiety.
May the future be a source of many enriching and transforming moments.
 
 
CLOSING MUSIC: (During the closing music each member of the group takes a candle lights it, and holds it in their hand)
 
 
 
 
 



Article posted on 9th of January 2010

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