A Prayer of Remembrance

dsc_0046Dear God,

Thank-you for the gift of Lois Hanselman Bilhorn. We are blessed in the fullest sense of the word.

Her tenderness, her persistence, her elegance, but most of all her unconditional love have helped us to understand and know you more.

And as we leave here, may we remember:

When we are tempted to be coarse, may we be tender as Lois was.

When our courage wanes, hope is bleak, faith is small and we want to give up, may we persist in faithfulness as Lois did.

May our elegance be not simply superficial, but beauty that is marked first by substance and depth.

And may we love others unconditionally as Lois did, knowing that you are love and we ultimately know true love is found in you.

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Help us to follow Lois

And those who have gone before us

As we follow you,

Until all sad things are made untrue.

In Jesus name we pray,

Amen.

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3 Responses to “A Prayer of Remembrance”


  1. 1 Dorie Simpson January 25, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks, Andy

  2. 2 Becky January 26, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Andy,
    I missed this prayer…I think I was coming upstairs with Little David…Norm and Janessa spoke of how special your prayer was and how it was the most beautiful prayer either had ever heard…after reading it, I agree. You capture so much of who Lois was and how great our Savior is.

  3. 3 Lillianna Franco January 27, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Just Beautiful.


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