Prayer For A Peaceful Death
Lord Most High, we intercede for our friend, who is in the end stages of this disease. May they have the peace of being able to get all their affairs in order, beginning with making everything right spiritually, so they are in perfect peace with You, and making sure they are at peace with all family and friends. Help them ensure that provision is in place for their family and that financial affairs and other areas are sorted out. Receive our friend peacefully into Your bosom. Amen.
Lord of Peace, we pray for our loved one, who will soon leave this world. As they pass through the valley of the shadow of death, may they have no terror of the dying process, or what happens after death, but rest in peace and confidence that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May they look forward with eagerness to that time when they will see Jesus, face to face. Amen.
Merciful God, we come to You in intercession for our dear one, who is close to death. We are grieved that they have not placed their trust in You for salvation. Gracious Father, have mercy on their soul. While they are still conscious and there is still time to make a decision, may Your Holy Spirit work in their heart, and may they believe in Your Name and confess You as Savior. May they die in peace, as a child of God. Amen.
I commend you, my dear brother/sister,
to almighty God,
and entrust you to your Creator.
May you return to Him
who formed you from the dust of the earth.
May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints
come to meet you as you go forth from this life.
May Christ who was crucified for you
bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ who died for you
admit you into his garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd,
Acknowledge you as one of his flock.
May He forgive all your sins,
And set you among those He has chosen.
May you see your Redeemer face to face,
And enjoy the vision of God for ever.
Father, your Son accepted our sufferings
to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness.
Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brother/sister.
May all who suffer pain, illness or disease
realize that they have been chosen to be saints
and know that they are joined to Christ
in his suffering for the salvation of the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world,
we pray for your servant N.,
and commend him/her to your mercy.
For his/her sake you came down from heaven;
receive him/her now into the joy of your kingdom.
For though he/she has sinned,
he/she has not denied the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
but has believed in God
and has worshipped his/her Creator.
Go forth, Christian soul, from this world
in the name of God the almighty Father,
who created you,
in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
who suffered for you,
in the name of the Holy Spirit,
who was poured out upon you,
go forth, faithful Christian,
May you live in peace this day,
may your home be with God in Zion,
with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,
with Joseph, and all the angels and saints.
I think I am going to die.
I think I'm going to leave this world.
Give me strength, Lord, that I might not fear.
I know, dear God, that when I leave I do not die, that when I die I shall continue to live in Your arms, in Your mind, in Your spirit forever.
And yet, dear Lord, my heart beats wildly.
I am so scared.
My heart breaks to be leaving those I love: my friends, my mate, my children, my loves.
And yet I know I shall not be leaving.
Heal my heart that I might know this.
Heal theirs also that they might know that we are bound together forever, through your power, which is greater than the power of death.
For the arms of God are the arms of life.
Dear God, I surrender my body to You.
If it serves Your purposes, then may I live.
And if the arc of destiny now calls me home, then let me die in peace, dear God.
Send the Angel of Death to me when it is my time.
Let me feel the Angel's tenderness as I exit this world and enter the next.
Let me go from dark to light.
Let me feel the love of God.
Please comfort me and those I love.
Now while I wait, now while I face my fears and my pain,
Let me see the truth and know Your peace.
May my family and friends now feel the same.
For we shall not be torn asunder.
Our love is larger than death.
Our bond is eternal.
So I believe, so shall I feel, now and forever.
For Yours is the power and the glory and love.
You are with me as I am with You.
Thank you, God, for what has been.
Thank you, God, for what shall be.
Forgive me my darkness.
Reveal to me Your light.
Bless my family.
Take care of them, my darling ones.
Take me home.
I willingly surrender.
I shall not fear, for You are with me.
Thank you, Lord.
Thank you, Lord.
Thank you, Lord.