Dear Partners in Prayer,
Our AFP president, the Rev. Dr. John Throop, wrote the following prayer and asked that it be shared. As you may know, President Bush’s funeral will be this Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
A Prayer of Remembrance for George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of USA
Please join in prayer as we mourn the loss of George H. W. Bush. Bring to God also his children and grandchildren, who only a few months ago lost their mother and grandmother, Barbara Bush, George’s wife of 73 years.
O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States. We thank you for giving him to this nation to be servant and leader of all citizens on this earthly pilgrimage. We thank you also for his ardent Christian faith and his faithful membership in the Episcopal Church. In your boundless compassion, console the members of his family and the people of this nation who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth. Help us in our efforts to promote selflessly the liberties and values President Bush demonstrated, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May the soul of President Bush, and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
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