Prayer For Burial Service
Lord of Loving Devotion, we gather in unity today to mourn the death of our friend, [name]. We loved him/her so much, but you loved him/her more and have brought him/her into your presence. Father, we are here to celebrate someone that we cherished. Our hearts are full of hope that we will see [name] again when we go home to you. [Name] was your faithful servant and served you diligently. May he/she find love and peace in your presence, and enjoy your glory. We love and adore you, Lord. In Jesus' name, we believe and pray. Amen.
Jesus, the Great Physician, let your presence manifest in this place. As we gather here to mourn our beloved, [name], may you bring healing into our hearts. Be our alpha and omega in this funeral service. Let the things we share about our beloved [name] bring joy and healing in our hearts. We know it will be hard for anyone to fill the gap that has been left in our hearts. But we also know that in days, weeks, months, and years to come, you will heal us, and what we will be left with are the fond memories of the times we shared with [name]l. We thank you for giving us a chance to spend time with [name] while he/she was on earth. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
Most Holy Lord, I am so thankful for the times you gave us to share with our family member, [name], who is now resting in your glory. Thank you for giving us the strength to gather in this place for a service in honor of him/her. Let the light our loved one illuminated in our lives shine throughout the service. We pray for everyone that is here that doesn't know you. May the memories we share about our loved one, and the word that will be preached, touch their hearts so that they may come to know that you are the one true God. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
Almighty God, in your great love
you crafted us by your hand
and breathed life into us by your Spirit.
Although we became a rebellious people,
you did not abandon us to our sin.
In your tender mercy
you sent your Son
to restore in us your image.
In obedience to your will
he gave up his life for us,
bearing in his body our sins on the cross.
By your mighty power
you raised him from the grave
and exalted him to the throne of glory.
Rejoicing in his victory
and trusting in your promise
to make alive all who turn to Christ,
we commend N to your mercy
and we join with all your faithful people
and the whole company of heaven
in the one unending song of praise:
glory and wisdom and honour
be to our God for ever and ever.
Our Father who art in heaven;
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil;
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
Today I ask you to help (friend's name). I ask you to be with them while they struggle in the darkness of grief. May he/she recognise joy in the memories, hope in your love, and peace in the pain. May you walk beside him/her in his/her journey to recovery, filling the void and emptiness with your presence.
O God, Creator and Redeemer
Of all Your faithful people
Grant to the souls of all our faithful departed
Your mercy, light and peace
Lord, we pray that those we love
Who have gone before us in faith
May know Your forgiveness for their sins
And the blessings of everlasting life
In the company with the Virgin Mary
And all the angels and saints in ancient Heaven
We are so grateful that you have made us all in your own image, giving us gifts and talents with which to serve you.
Thank you for (loved one's name) life, and all the years we shared with him/her. We lift him/her to you today, in honour of the good we saw in him/her and the love we felt from him/her.
Please give us the strength to leave him/her in your care, in the knowledge of eternal life through Jesus Christ.