Prayer For Dying Loved One
God of Love, help us find comfort in Your word that tells us that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. I pray that even in death we know that we are not separated from You and Your omniscient power, Amen.
Dear Lord, I know that this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory O death, where is your sting? I rejoice in knowing that death is not the end for us, we have eternity with You. You do not forsake us in death. Instead, you show us how to find our way back to You through death, Amen.
Awesome God, because You loved the world, You gave Your only Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life! With death being an intense reality in life right now, I pray that my faith makes this word an even greater reality. I am promised eternal life in You; even if the doctor proclaims death, You proclaim life! Thank You for Your unwavering love and Your everlasting word, Amen.
Holy God, in the Scriptures, when Your people saw Your Son resurrected, they fell at His feet as though dead. But He laid His right hand on them, saying, Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Lord, I rejoice in knowing that even in death, You are in control, You are victorious, and You are the reigning power, Amen.
Everlasting God, I know that none of us live to ourselves, and none of us die to ourselves. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. To this end, Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and the living. Thank You for being my Lord, thank You for being my Lord in both death (on earth) and in life, Amen.
Jehovah Shalom, my Prince of Peace, I find comfort in Your word today. You will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Precious God, thank You for promising perfect peace in death, thank You for ensuring that we will experience all things good in death with You, Amen.
Holy God, we are always of good courage because we know that while we are at home in the body, we are away from You for we walk by faith and not by sight. But we are of good courage and would rather be away from the body and at home with You. I pray that whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please You, because being with You and living in You (both physically and spiritually) is the greatest gift a person could have, Amen.
Thank You for Your Word that gives comfort. Our loved ones' hearts are broken today. They are crushed with the disappointment of losing their beloved. You have said that You are close to the broken-hearted and that You save those who are crushed in spirit. May Your presence and help be very present in their time of need, felt tangibly by each one.
There is little that we can say or do to ease their pain, so we are coming to You. We know You do not numb their pain, for their grief is real and an essential part of processing great loss. Yet, we boldly ask that as they walk through the valley of the shadow of death, that they would sense that they are not walking alone. You are walking with them as You promised, so they have nothing to fear.
I pray that fear would not take root in their grieving. Instead, we ask that the peace of Heaven would flood their souls. Give them images of their beloved resting in Your arms. And help them to see that they can rest there too, for You care deeply for them.
Thank You that You treasure each tear they shed. Your Word tells us that tears are precious to You and that You catch each one that falls. May those who are grieving rest assured that You are doing that now in a very real way.
You have promised to work all things out for good for those who love You and take up Your calling upon their lives. We trust that You will work this sad loss out for good. Somehow in Your amazing wisdom and compassion, You will allow great things to come of this tragedy. We don't know how or when, but we are taking You at Your word, for we know You do not lie or stretch the truth. We can count on every word You have uttered each word is wholly dependable and true.
Jesus came to love the world, not to condemn. May His love flood each soul. May any regrets be washed away and only happy memories abide with them. Draw the family together in close unity as they help each other and talk with each other about their grief. Remind them that this is not all there is; that there is an eternity that they can enjoy together once again, so much better than this, if we simply believe the love You have for us.
We entrust the spirit of this loved one to You. You are good. We know this to be true. May Your name be appreciated, exalted, and praised even in the midst of sorrow and suffering.
In Jesus' Name