Jeremiah 1.4-8 -
A Funeral Reading For A Child
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Then said I:
Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.
But the Lord said to me:
Do not say, ‘I am a youth,'
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.