A prayer for Memorial Day weekend….

 

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At the rising of the sun and at its going down,

We remember them.

At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter,

We remember them.

 

At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring,

We remember them.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer,

We remember them.

At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn,

We remember them.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends, 
We remember them. 
As long as we live, they too will live; 
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength, 
We remember them.


When we are lost and sick at heart, 
We remember them. 
When we have joys we yearn to share, 
We remember them.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make, 
We remember them.

When we have achievements that are based on theirs, 
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too shall live, 
for they are a part of us, as we remember them.

 

(adapted from the Memorial Service/Yiskor section of the Gates of Repentance, the New Union Prayer Book for the Days of Awe, the reform Judaism prayer book)

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