Prayer For Dead
Loving and merciful God,
we entrust our brother I sister to your mercy .
You loved him / her greatly in this life:
now that he I she is freed from all its cares,
give him I her happiness and peace for ever.
The old order has passed away: welcome him I her now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus, your Son, and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Almighty and eternal God
hear our prayers for your son/ daughter N.,
whom you have called from this life to yourself.
Grant him / her light, happiness, and peace.
Let him / her pass in safety through the gates of death,
and iive for ever with all your saints in the light you promised
to Abraham and to all his descendants in faith.
Guard him / her from all harm
and on that great day of resurrection and re- ward
raise him / her up with all your saints.
Pardon his I her sins
and give him / her eternal life in your king dom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
LORD, help us to see death for what it really is,
The end of poverty and the beginning of riches;
The end of frustration and the beginning of fulfillment;
The end of fear and the beginning of tranquility;
The end of pain and the beginning of joy;
The end of weakness and the beginning of strength.
Let not grief overwhelm us, or a sense of loss embitter us.
But out of our sadness let there arise a new joy for so much given to us.
Cast out our fears and let not our hearts be troubled.
Let Your spirit of peace come alive within our experience and hurt,
our sorrow and isolation, our sadness today and loneliness tomorrow.
We humbly commend to You (first name of the dead),
whom You have called out of this mortal life.
You loved him/her always with great love.
Now that You have freed him/her from all evils of this earth,
bring him/her into Your paradise,
where there is no more grief or mourning or sadness
but peace and joy with Your Son and the Holy Spirit forever.
We thank You for all the blessings You have given
to (first name of the dead) in his/her mortal life.
We pray that he/she may be able to glorify You with the life
he/she lived and the way he/she made use of his/her blessings.
LORD GOD, grant that we will never forget
that life is very short and uncertain.
Let Your spirit guide us in holiness, justice and
service to our brothers and sisters.
We pray for the healing of all unhappy feelings (first name of the dead)'s
death now leaves in our hearts.
Be with us LORD during our moments of sorrow and loneliness.
You are our rock, our fortress and our strength.
We trust in You and hope in Your glorious resurrection.
We lift up to You our grief and sorrow
confident that You will change our mourning to rejoicing
that our beloved (first name of the dead)now rests in Your peace.
Leader: Eternal rest grant unto (first name of the dead), O LORD
All: And let perpetual light shine upon him/her.
Leader: May he/she rest in peace
Leader: May the soul of (first name of the dead), and all the souls of
all the faithful departed through the mercy of GOD rest in peace.
Lord God, your people throughout the world share in the grief of your daughters and sons whose loved ones died so violently.
Receive the dead into your love; comfort the survivors with the power and protection of your peace.
Show us how to reach out in generosity to the living, for together we are your people though we approach you from many paths and from many religious traditions.
We give voice to this prayer acknowledging your faithfulness and goodness. Amen.
In your hands, O Lord,
we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.
In this life you embraced them with your tender love;
deliver them now from every evil
and bid them eternal rest.
The old order has passed away:
welcome them into paradise,
where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain,
but fullness of peace and joy
with your Son and the Holy Spirit
forever and ever.
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.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Father of all, we pray to you for N., and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.