The Roses Prayer

by: Ronald Colson

        A band of southern sisters , Lord

   We gather here this day

And, Lord, with all humility

to Thee we bow and pray


We plead to thee for guidance as

we go about out tasks

And knowing we're unworthy, Lord

forgiveness , too , we ask


We've gathered. Lord, to honor long

departed loved ones dear

But pray that, too, we honor Thee

while we are gathered  here


Our words and thoughts should all be

in accordance with thy will

And if one seems to stray from this

then let her tongue be still


Let us n'er, Lord, bring reproach

'pon those who we revere

But rather let our actions show

the world how much we care.

In Christ's name