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Thank You Messages, Poems and Prayers to include in your Stationery.

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We have provided a range of items that can be included in your chosen stationery. You can view in the library below a range of Thank You Messages, Poems, and Prayers.

Thank You Messages

Our family would like to thank you for joining us in celebrating our beloved Name’s Life today

We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support, thoughts and wishes during this difficult time. Family names
Family names thank you for your kind thoughts and attendance today to farewell Name
A friendly smile, a casual touch.
These are the things that mean so much.
To know you are with us in our time of sorrow.
Sharing our prayers, today and tomorrow.
Words cannot express how grateful our family is for your generous support, encouraging words, thoughts and prayers. Thank you for thinking of us in our time of need.

Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
or sat upon a chair.
Perhaps you sent us beautiful flowers.
If so, we saw them there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words
that any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all,
just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts,
We thank you so much, whatever your part.

Poems

I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave
when life is done.
Unknown

I think, no matter where you stray,
That I shall go with you a way.
Though you may wander sweeter lands,
You will not soon forget these hands,
Nor yet the way I held my head,
Nor all the tremulous things I said.
I think, no matter where you be,
You’ll hold me in your memory,
And keep my image, there without me,
By telling later loves about me.

Dorothy Parker, American Writer and Poet

(1893 – 1967)

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds on blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft start that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Mary Frye, American Poet
(1904 – 2004)

An honest man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with his image blest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guided youth.
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so informed,
If there is another world, he lives in bliss,
If there is none, he made the best of this.

Robert Burns, Scottish Poet and Lyricist
(1759 – 1796)

If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.

Unknown

Don’t think of him as gone away,
his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting,
from the sorrows and the tears,
in a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing,
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness,
can really pass away.
And think of him as living,
in the hearts of those he touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and he was loved so much.

Ellen Brenneman

To honour you…
I get up every day and take a breath.
And start another day without you in it.
To honour you…
I laugh and love with those who knew your smile
And the way your eyes twinkled with mischief and
secret knowledge.
To honour you…
I take the time to appreciate everyone I love,
I know now there is no guarantee of days or hours
spent in their presence.
To honour you…
I listen to music you would have liked,
And sing at the top of my lungs, with the windows
rolled down
To honour you…
I take chances, say what I feel, hold nothing back,
Risk making a fool of myself, dance every dance.
You were my light, my heart, my gift of love, from
the very highest source.
So every day, I vow to make a difference, share a
smile, live, laugh and love.
Now I live for us both, so all I do,
I do to honour you.

Connie F. Kiefer Byrd

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

David Harkins

When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not for long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that once we shared,
Miss me but let me go.
For this is a journey we must all take,
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know,
Laugh at all the things we used to do,
Miss me, but let me go.

Unknown

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following paths God made for me.
I took his hand and I heard him call,
Then turned, and bid farewell to all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to sing, to play,
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found my peace… at close of day.
And if my parting left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy,
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened, deep with sorrow,
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow,
My life’s been full I’ve savoured much,
Good friends, good times
A loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with grief,
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wants me now, He set me free.

Unknown

There is no night without a dawning
No winter without a spring
And beyond the dark horizon
Our hearts will once more sing
For those who leave us for a while
Have only gone away
Out of a restless, care worn world
Into a brighter day

Helen Steiner Rice

Prayer or Verse

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for
Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me. Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou
anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth
over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell
in the house of the Lord forever.

Our father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done;
In earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power and the glory, for ever.
Amen
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of
all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction,
so that we may be able to comfort those who are
in any affliction, with the comfort with which we
ourselves are comforted by God.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one
and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall
not perish but have eternal life.
As for me, my life is already being poured away
as a sacrifice and the time has come for me to be
gone.
I have fought the good fight to the end; I have
run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith, all
there is to come now is the crown of righteousness
reserved for me which the Lord, the righteous
judge, will give to me on that day; and not only
to me but to all those who have longed for His
appearing.
Reader: This the word of the Lord
All: Thanks be to God
To everything there is a season, and a time to
every purpose under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die; a time to
plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break
down and a time to build up.
A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to
mourn and a time to dance.
A time to get and a time to lose; a time to keep
and a time to cast away.
A time to rend and a time to sew; a time to keep
silence, and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate; a time of war,
and a time of peace
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to
heart; the devout are taken away, and no one
understands that the righteous are taken away to
be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they
find rest as they lie in death.
Jesus said to her,
“I am the resurrection and the life.
The one who believes in me will live,
even though they die.
Into your hands, Father of mercies, we commend
our brother/sister name in the sure and certain
hope that, together with all who have died in
Christ, he/she will rise with him.
We give you thanks for the blessings which you
bestowed upon name in this life: they are signs to
us of your goodness and of our fellowship with the
saints in Christ.
Merciful Lord, turn toward us and listen to our
prayers: open the gates of paradise to your servant
and help us who remain to comfort one another
with assurances of faith, until we all meet in Christ
and are with you and with our brother/sister for
ever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I
am to live in the  esh, that means fruitful labor for
me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard
pressed between the two. My desire is to depart
and be with Christ, for that is far better.
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to you alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing your praise forever and ever.
Amen.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.
Living God, you have lit the day with the sun’s light
and the midnight with shining stars.
Lighten our hearts with the bright beams of the
Sun of Righteousness risen with healing in his
wings, Jesus Christ our Lord.
And so preserve us in the doing of your will, that at
the last we may shine as the stars for ever; through
the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Trust in God; trust also in me.
In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not
so, I would have told you.
I am going there to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come
back and take you to be with me that you also may
be where I am.
You Know the way to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where
you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth
and the life. No one comes to the Father except
through me.”