Thank you to the Hannah Ministry at Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, NC. In May, just before the Mother’s Day/Father’s Day season begins, the Hannah Ministry holds a Service of Grief, Hope, and Worship for those who are grieving infertility, miscarriage, and the loss of infants.
Hannah Service: A Service of Grief, Hope, and Worship
Hymn – Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Statement of Worship
Litany (from Psalm 18 and Psalm 20)
People: The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. The Lord is my stronghold in whom I take refuge. The Lord is my shield and the horn of my salvation.
Leader: The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of perdition assailed me.
People: In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help.
Leader: The earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked.
People: He reached down from on high, he took me; he drew me out of mighty waters.
Leader: May God grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your plans. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.
People: Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed; he will answer from his holy heaven. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.
Message of Hope
Hymn – Be Still My Soul
Time of silence
Hymn – How Firm a Foundation