A Blessing Service for Those Who have Someone Missing
Let Us Pray
God our Father,
your Son Jesus Christ as a child
was lost in the chaos of a great city
and was restored to the love of his family;
watch over Rachel, now missing, for whom we pray
and protect her with your love.
Be near to those who are anxious for her;
let your presence change their sorrow into comfort,
their anxiety into trust, their despair into faith,
that they may know your loving purposes.
And this we ask in the name of Jesus our Lord,
who loves and lives and cares for all your children.
This Blessing for the missing was found online at Missing.WS http://www.missing.ws/_prayer/prayer.asp a website dedicated to missing people in Ireland. I am responsible for inserting Rachel's name in the blessing.
(Taken from Magee Brian, ed. The Veritas Book of Blessing Prayers. Dublin: Veritas, 1989, p. 140)