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Merciful Lord, who art the strength of sufferers and the comfort of those who are heavy of heart: incline thine ear, we beseech thee, to the prayers of all who cry unto thee in their troubles; succor the distressed, uphold the fainting, relieve the suffering, console the sad, and make thy face to shine upon the family of “Dennis Gomez” especially his wife Jeannie Weech Gomez.
O lord, thou lover of souls whose wisdom is beyond our understanding, surround the family of our beloved brother in “Christ” Dennis Gomez with your love, that they may not be overwhelmed by their sorrows but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come.
May our Lord Jesus Christ be near the family to defend them, within them to refresh them around them to preserve them, before them to guide them, behind them to justify them, above them to bless them, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Ghost. His soul is bound up in ours forever Lord.
We see him now with the eyes of memory, his faults forgiven, and his virtues grown larger. So does goodness live and weakness fade from sight. We remember him with gratitude and bless his name. His memory is a blessing for ever. We remember as well the fallen one who but yesterday was part of our community. To all who cared for him and labored for all people we pay tribute.
May we prove worthy of carrying on the tradition of our faith for the task is now his family. His soul is bound up in all of ours forever Lord. We give you thanks that he now live and reign with you. As a great crowd of witnesses, he surrounds us with his blessings, and offers your humbleness of praise and prayers.
That he are alive for ever more in your kingdom. Let us remember and thank God whom we worship for making us your children by grace and for sustaining us with the bread of life: We thank you, Lord. For your presence wherever we have gathered: We thank you, Lord. For the pardon of our sins, especially when Christians have been born again Christians, who restores us to the fellowship of your faithful people, the saints:
We thank you Lord for the faith of all who have gone before us, thru their encouragement to their families: Father with this I spread my hand to thee asking you through your son “Jesus Christ” to comfort all souls and help mend all hearts that are in mourning of this great loss. Lord as I stress my hand to thee, knowing our brother in “Christ” Dennis Gomez like so many ahead of him gone to soon.
To our sister in “Christ” Nickey Bethel our prayers are with you.
Bishop Walter Dixon
Forgiveness Missionary Church of Christ
P.O. Box 832161
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(24) Hours Prayer Request Line 678.667.0090
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