(photo used by permission of Abernathy family)
(an acrostic prayer in memory)
Heavenly Father, we come in prayer and worship as we seek your comfort today.
Incline Your ear to us as we come to celebrate the life of Your good friend, Hinton Abernathy.
No other comfort will do, except the comfort of Your presence, for this family and these friends, Father.
Turn our thoughts to those memories of life and love as we remember Hinton today.
Over our grief, pour Your grace and sustain family and friends today, O God.
Never leave us alone, O Father. You have promised to always be with us, thank You.
Above all, Father, cause us to know with the surety of Your presence that Hinton is enjoying the rewards that You have for him in Your presence, today.
Beside us, over us, in us, Father, we sense Your comforting presence as we worship and pray, just now.
Enter into our worship and celebration of the life of this good man, O God.
Remove the dark of doubt and the darkness in the valley of the shadow of death that we feel we are in now, Father.
Negate our sense of loss with the knowledge that You are here and Your presence will see us though whatever comes.
Attune our hearts to the comfort we find in Your Word, dear Lord.
Tenderly guide us along the path that You have given each of us to walk today. We know You walk it with us, Father.
Hear us again, O Father, as we thank you for the goodness of this man and the encouragement and joy that he gave to each of us.
Yours is the kingdom, O God! Thanks You for allowing us to work in Your kingdom along side Hinton Abernathy.
In Jesus’ name and for his sake, we pray. Amen!
The Path Continues…