READING Psalm 130
God of all consolation and compassion,
Your Son comforted the grieving sisters,
Martha and Mary;
Your breath alone brings life
To dry bones and weary souls.
Pour out your Spirit upon us,
That we may face despair and death
With the hope of the resurrection
And faith in the One
Who called Lazarus forth from the grave.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope.