Prayer For A Death Of A Child
May you live in peace this day
Lord of the Powers be with us, for in times of distress we have no other help but You.
Lord of the Powers, have mercy on us
the defense of those who trust in you
and the strength of those who suffer:
look with mercy on our affliction
and deliver us through our mighty Saviour Jesus Christ.
Lord, do not abandon us in our desolation.
Keep us safe in the midst of trouble,
and complete your purpose for us
through your steadfast love and faithfulness
Therefore, the Master of Mercy will protect him forever, from behind the hiding of his wings, and will tie his soul with the rope of life. The Everlasting is his heritage, and he shall rest peacefully upon his lying place, and let us say: Amen
Now you have called him/her to yourself
We grieve over the loss of one so young
And struggle to understand your purpose
O God, who gathered Rachel's tears over her lost children, hear now my/our sorrow and distress at the death of my/our expected child; in the darkness of loss, stretch out to me/us the strength of your arm and renewed assurance of your love; through your own suffering and risen Child Jesus. Amen
Receive in peace the soul of Your little servant (child's name), for You Yourself have said, "Let the little children come to Me, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Amen.