Prayer For Celebration Of Life Ceremony

God of Heaven's Armies, we bless your holy name forever. As we gather in this place to pay our last respects to our departed soul, [name], we ask you to come into our midst. Fill us with divine strength, that we may be able to honor the life of our family member, [name]. Let your grace be upon us today that we may be able to support one another. Wrap your arms around us through this painful period and let your joy be our strength. In Jesus' name, we believe and pray. Amen.

Lord God of All Comfort, today is a tough day for us. Accepting the fact that in the next few minutes we are going to be saying our farewell to [name] is so difficult. But we choose to worship you and celebrate the life of [name], whom you have called back into your presence. Fill this funeral service with your presence. Let your light shine upon our hearts, that we may be able to give our last respects lovingly. Let your grace be upon each individual that is in this place. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

Dear Father, there is a season and time for everything in this world. Today you have granted us a chance to celebrate the life of our loved one, and we want to say thank you. Even though we are finding it hard to accept what has happened, we know that everything works out together for good. Father, give us the peace that surpasses all understanding as we start this funeral program. Give us the strength to share the beautiful moments that we shared with [name], our beloved departed. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

Precious Holy Spirit, we thank you for enabling us to gather here today so that we can celebrate a life well-lived. As we start this funeral service, we ask for the presence of the Holy Spirit in this place. May he bring comfort to every one of us so that we can be able to mourn as believers. Holy Spirit, take full control and help us to do this as unto God and not as unto ourselves. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

Dear God, the life of (person's name) was so precious and now that he/she has departed, although we mourn, we are blessed and comforted. So, thank You for being their light and salvation. Thank You for being their help in difficult times and for this reason, our lips shall praise You and bless You whilst we live, Amen.

Heavenly Father, we mourn for the life of (name of person). But, in the shadow of Your wings we shall rejoice. We rejoice for their life, we rejoice because of their impact on community. We celebrate their humility and commitment to You. So, as we continue to remember and reflect upon them, we shall rejoice who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn, Amen.

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


Dear Lord,

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.