For all that Ed has given us to make us what we are,
for that of his, which lives and grows in each of us,
and for his life that in your love will never end,
we give you thanks.
As now we offer Ed back into your arms,
comfort us in our loneliness,
strengthen us in our weakness,
and give us courage to face the future unafraid.
Draw those of us who remain in this life closer to one another,
make them faithful to serve one another,
and give them the ability to know, that peace and joy which is eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. We pray.