(an acrostic prayer in remembrance)
Just as you called us your children, Father, we come to celebrate the life of your child, Jack Dover, a life well lived among us and for You!
Accept our praise of You, dear Lord as we remember this life and his commitment to You and to your family as a well as to his own family.
Come and wrap Your loving arms around them in comfort and assurance of this life and the life that he has even in Your presence just now, Father.
Knowing You as Father for these many years, this good man has influenced the lives of his family and this community for Your Kingdom’s work. We thank you for his life lived among us!
Descend into this time with the presence of Your Holy Spirit and show us the meaning of Your Word in our time and in our lives, Father.
Open the windows of heaven and allow us a glimpse of the home You have prepared for us as You have told us in Your Word, Father.
Vision for us, Father, the love You have for each of us and help us to listen as You assure us that we are indeed Your children if we believe in Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Enlarge our capacity to love as we have seen love lived among us by this good man which we celebrate and share today, dear Lord.
Remember us, dear Father, as we strive to live our lives in the continued influence of this man and in the knowledge that he is now celebrating with those who have gone on before and with You!
Thank You, Lord, for the opportunity to share Your love as we worship and remember today.
In the name Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we pray. Amen!