Eternal God, your Word reminds us that “for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Today, we hold onto you for strength, joy, faith and hope. Come to us and walk with us to strengthen, comfort, and fill us with the joy of your presence and the hope of a new day when we will once again work and play together physically. We long to once again experience a season of smiles and laughter on our pilgrimage through this world. Be present to strengthen and comfort all those who have lost loved ones. In a strong and sure faith in you, may we share our hope in you with all we reach out to this day. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.