Prayer For Dad Death
Abba Father, May your love hold me together as I grieve for my own father. It is such a great loss to me, such a painful and empty place to be. Help me to entrust him to your Kingdom, may I have eternal vision that is full of promise. Please help me to remember good times with great thankfulness and hold each memory deep in my heart. You are my heavenly Father and you are his heavenly Father, and you love him as I love him. Help my heart to rest in this eternal love. Amen.
Come wait here, come dwell here with me. I hide in your presence, and rest in the grief.
I lost so much when dad passed away, his comfortable arm around my shoulder, his generous love of me. Lord, stir up these wonderful memories and help me to soak in that warmth. And when I am chilled by his absence, please cover me with your love and surround me with your arms.
Fill up my dreams with the hope of Heaven, my mind with the promise of truth. Give me the vision to trust that my father is safe now with you. Lead me to new springs of life to enjoy, until I too come home Lord to you.
you are attentive to the voice of our pleading.
Let us find in your Son
comfort in our sadness,
certainty in our doubt,
and courage to live through this hour.
Make our faith strong through Christ our Lord.
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. (Ps 25:1)
The book of Psalms is full of many entreaties in that book of the holy texts, and this verse in particular can be a simple thing to pray when nothing else seems to do justice to one's grief. It can allow you to show your vulnerability and unhappiness without needing many words to showcase it, through the belief that God understands the soul.
As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now are apart of us; as we remember them.
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.
This prayer focuses on the life that comes after this one, commending the spirit of our loved father or stepfather into the hands of God.
by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,
send your holy Angel to watch over this grave.
Through Christ our Lord.
When burying a father or stepfather, this prayer can bring some comfort to those who have hope of angels and God's protection.
Holy Mary, pray for me.
Saint Joseph, pray for me.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
This traditional Catholic prayer enlists both the love from Mary, Joseph, and God's son Jesus to pray for you in your time of need. It is the other trio that provides support and inspiration when things may go awry.