Prayer For A Deceased Friend
Heavenly Father we know and believe that our times are in Your hands, but Lord it's so often such a shock to us when a dear loved one meets with a sudden or unexpected death through an accident or perhaps due to some unforeseen tragedy, which takes the life of someone they loved long before it would be expected.
Lord, we bring before You today those who are having to go through such a tragic loss and pray that You would be very close to each one that is in mourning today over such a loss and are perhaps confused or even angry that such a devastating occurrence has overtaken them without any apparent warning.
You are the God of all comfort Who comforts us in time of need and we pray that for those that are facing such a difficult trial today. Uphold them we pray, and ask that You draw very close to them raise up we pray, the right people to minister to them and to be a genuine comfort and support at this time of tragedy and grief.
Lord, we don't understand why our loved ones should suddenly be removed from us through a sudden, unexpected death but Lord we trust You to soothe away the hurt in time for shall not the God of all the earth do right. In Jesus name, we pray,
Father, we bring before You those that have had the devastating experience of having someone close to them that they know and love, suffer a sudden, violent and needless death. Lord how we grieve for those that are having to experience this right now, and we pray that in Your grace You would look down with pity and mercy and meet them right at their point of need.
Lord, You are the one Who was sent to heal the broken-hearted and comfort those that mourn and are heavy-laden. You are the One Who promised that Your grace is sufficient for every eventuality even for those having to face the sudden and violent death of someone close to them. Draw near to them we pray and lift them up into You arms of love and carry them during this time of suffering and grief for You have promised that underneath are Your everlasting arms.
Lord, as we lift up in prayer those that are having to come to terms with the sudden and violent death of a loved one we pray that You would use this tragedy to be the thing that starts to draw each suffering soul into the tender arms of their Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray,
You are, O God,
quick to pardon and desire man's salvation.
In Your goodness we ask You to grant our deceased brothers,
relatives, and friends everlasting happiness.
With the help of Blessed Mary ever Virgin
and all Your saints,
we ask this through Christ, our Lord.
O God, Whose property is always to have mercy and to spare, we humbly beseech Thee for the soul of Thy servant N, which Thou hast this day commanded to depart out of this world, that Thou wouldst not deliver it into the hands of the enemy, nor forget
it unto the end, but wouldst command it to be received by the Holy Angels, and conducted to Paradise, its true country; that as in Thee it hath hoped and believed, it may not suffer the pains of hell, but may take possession
of eternal joys.
Through Christ our Lord.
Lord God above, we, Your humble children kneel before you today in reverence. We know You're the greatest and You're the king of all kings. So, we pray You uplift our heart and soul so that we may cast away our sorrows oh Lord. Give us the strength to surpass this situation. No one dies without Your say-so and thus, we rejoice over this triumph and we pray You be with our deceased brother/sister. We thank you for the answered prayer and in Jesus name, Amen.
In your hands, O Lord,
we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.
In this life you embraced them with your tender love;
deliver them now from every evil
and bid them eternal rest.
The old order has passed away:
welcome them into paradise,
where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain,
but fullness of peace and joy
with your Son and the Holy Spirit
forever and ever.
We thank You Lord for the passing of our brother/sister. We exalt Your name for the good life he/she lived. We pray oh Lord, that everlasting life be given unto him or her. And as he or she abides in Your garden, let Your angels touch what he/she cannot touch again. Father, be with his/her soul and may he/she rest in perfect eternal peace. Amen
Into your hands, Gentle Father, we place our prayers for our departed friend, _____________.
In your mercy, forgive him/her his/her sins, and admit him/her to your heavenly kingdom,
Where the sorrows and pain of this life are no more,
And the fullness of your joy reigns forever.
Pour out your Holy Spirit's comfort upon all who grieve his/her passing,
And fill them with Christ's peace, which surpasses all understanding
To sustain them through these difficult days.
Strengthen the gift of hope you have planted in our hearts,
That we might be salt for the earth and light for the world
For one another and all who struggle
Along this pilgrim way
To our heavenly home.
And for all our departed friends and loved ones, we pray:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed
Through the mercy of God,
Rest in peace.
We make this prayer to you in the name of Jesus your Risen Son,
Who is Lord.