God bless those families who have empty chairs
That greet them at the holiday meal
Bless them with Your gentle touch
And let them know that You are real.
Dry the tears that softly escape
From those trying so hard to be brave for others
And comfort those who morn
For fathers and for mothers
Touch those who are missing sons and daughters
And surround them with those who care
Those who understand their loss
And who are willing their burden to share.
Bless all who gather together
And comfort all of those who weep today
Help us to be there for those who need us
All this in Jesus' Name we pray.