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A BLESSING SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SOMEONE MISSING


We read in the Gospel how as a child, Jesus was lost in Jersalem and was found in the Temple. And Mary his mother said to him,


‘My Child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you … He went down with them and came to Nazareth.’ (Luke 2:48-51)


LET US PRAY


God our Father, your Son Jesus Christ as a child was lost in the chaos of a great city and was restored to the love of his family; watch over N.., now missing, for whom we pray and protect him/her with your love. Be near to those who are anxious for him/her; let your presence change their sorrow into comfort, their anxiety into trust, their despair into faith, that they may know your loving purposes. And this we ask in the name of Jesus our Lord, who loves and lives and cares for all your children.

Amen.



(Taken from Magee Brian, ed. The Veritas Book of Blessing Prayers. Dublin: Veritas, 1989, p. 140)