Prayer For A Teacher Who Has Died
May God remember the soul of my father, my teacher who has gone to his world because I will without obligating myself with a vow donate charity for his sake. In this merit, may his soul be bound up in the bond of life with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and with the other righteous men and women who are in Gan Eden and let us say Amen.
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.
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.
Heavenly Father, I come to You knowing that I have to pick up the pieces of my life after this devastating blow, which has left me shocked and grieving. Lord, I don't understand why this sudden death had to happen. But Lord, I am looking to You and trusting You to see me through this time of deep and bitter sadness and loss.
Lord, I think that the hardest thing is that we never were able to say, good-bye properly, There were many things that were left unsaid between us and this has left a deep sadness within my soul. I feel as if my bones are crying out and my breath seems to remain as a lump in my centre of my body. A heaviness seems to weigh me down. But Lord, I know that Your grace is sufficient for Your strength is made perfect in my weakness. Lord, I claim that strength now as I confess my own insufficiency and weakness.
Lord, I ask You to be with me and to help me simply, let go. I know Lord, that one day we will certainly meet again, for we are both Your children. Help me to see this as a short-lived period of separation which will one day blossom on a most glorious reunion, when You will wipe away every tear from my our eyes, and we will both stand before You in our heavenly home.
Lord, I know that there are bound to be many times when memories and sadness will sweep over my heart, but into Your hands I commit my heart and soul and body, praying that You will never leave me nor forsake me, as You have promised. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus' name,
Heavenly Father, I 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 long before it would be expected.
Lord, I 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 I pray that for those that are facing such a difficult trial today. Uphold them and draw very close to them. Raise up I pray, the right people to minister to them and to be a genuine comfort and support at this time of tragedy and grief.
Lord, I don't understand why our loved ones should suddenly be removed from us through a sudden, unexpected death, but Lord I trust You to soothe away the hurt in time, for shall not the God of all the earth do right? In Jesus' name,
O Lord God, we come to You at this time of great shock and grief and ask that in Your grace, You would shed Your peace and comfort to all who are mourning this death that was so sudden and so very unexpected.
Lighten our darkness O Lord we pray, and comfort our sorrowing hearts. Pour Your peace that passes all understanding into the hearts of all that are grieving and shower the assurance of Your love on all, at this time of sadness.
Lord, we are not to grieve as those who have no hope, those that have not trusted in Christ as Saviour, for our hope and trust is in You and our eyes are looking to You for strength, encouragement and comfort at this time of great sadness.
Lord, it is at a time like this that we suddenly begin to realise the great frailty of life and the brief portion that we are permitted on this earth. Cause all who are grieving here today to take stock of our own individual lives, and help us to be wise to number our days. Help us to live our lives as unto the Lord, knowing that at any time You may choose to call us home as well.
Thank You, Father, that our times are in Your hands and there are no sudden deaths in Your economy. May we live wisely from this day forward and use us we pray, to be a comfort to others who may experience similar times of great sadness. In Jesus' name we pray,
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
Though the mercy of God, rest in peace.
We give you thanks for the life of _____________________
Like you, he was a teacher, and he gave of himself to his students and to our school.
Comfort his family and be very close to them in their sadness and loss. Bless the students whom he taught, and help them to have pride in all that they learned from him.
Help us to always care for each other in our school, and say thank you to You every day for all of the people who love us and help us.
We place _____________________________ into Your loving hands Jesus, and ask You to receive him into Your heavenly Kingdom where he will be happy forever and ever.