"O Lord our God, we come before you with heavy hearts as we mourn the passing of Melvin Johnson. We ask for your comfort and strength to surround his loved ones during this time of sorrow.
May your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard their hearts and minds. Give them the assurance of your presence, knowing that you are close to the brokenhearted and that you are their refuge and strength in times of trouble.
We thank you for the gift of Melvin's life and the impact he made on those around him. Help us to cherish the memories shared, finding solace in the love and joy he brought into the world.
Grant eternal rest unto Melvin, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he find peace and reunion with you in your heavenly kingdom.
Comfort those who mourn, Lord, and grant them the courage to face the days ahead with hope and trust in your unfailing love.
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, we pray. Amen."