Dear God, we are hurting and struggling to accept the loss of our loved one. But even in pain, we know that all things work together for your good. As we scatter these ashes, we release our dear one into your loving hands where she truly belongs. Thank you for filling us with the hope of seeing her again when we come home to be with you. Let your love fill the void in our hearts, and help us to find joy in the times we shared with her. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.