Lord, give rest to the souls of your departed servants, in a place of brightness, refreshment, and repose; where all suffering, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.
Lots of people know John 3:16, but John 3:17 is equally important. When you read the two verse together, it’s clear that verse 17 completes the teaching:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
How glorious you are in the springtime, O God, as creatures awaken to new life and joyfully sing your praises! If the grass of the field is like this, how glorious shall we be at the resurrection! How splendid our bodies, how spotless our souls!
“Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up your hand. Do not forget the humble.” (Psalm 10:12)