Prayer For Funeral Program
Almighty God, as you once called our brother/sister (Name) into this life, so now you have called him/her into life everlasting. We therefore commit him/her (or his/her remains; his/her body; his/her earthly tent) to the elements. In the hope of resurrection unto eternal life, through the promise of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we faithfully and victoriously give him/her over to your blessed care. Amen.
Almighty God, as you once called our brother/sister (Name) into this life, so now you have called him/her into life everlasting. We therefore commit his/her body to the ground/its final resting-place; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. In the hope of resurrection unto eternal life, through the promise of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we faithfully and victoriously give him/her over to your blessed care. Amen.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:
Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion:
In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me;
He shall set me up upon a rock.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil;
My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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.
Almighty God and Heavenly Father, You are the One Who made us by the strength of Your almighty hand. You crafted our bodies together in our mother's womb and scheduled every day of our lives here on earth. You rescued us from the miry pit and redeemed us from our rebellion. Thank You, that by Your grace and mercy You gave us new life in and through the wonderful Sacrifice of Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lord, we know that man has but a short time to live and that in the midst of life we are in death, for we came from the dust of the earth and our bodies also return to the dust of the earth. But we praise Your holy name that You are the Resurrection and the Life, and that he that believeth in Christ Jesus, though he die, yet shall he live.
Lord, as we face the reality of death in this world, we also glorify Your holy name for the blessed hope that is reserved for us in heaven, in and through the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. Our dear Saviour died for us, was buried, and rose the third day, so that we too could receive newness of life in Him and live forever with You in heaven.
Loving Lord, we rejoice in Your victory over sin, death and the grave, and thank You that death has lost its sting and the grave has been robbed of its victory, through the precious name of Jesus, in Whose name we pray. Hallelujah!
Dear Heavenly Father, it is always hard to say goodbye to those that have died, for we know that they will be missed by so many who are left behind. But Lord, You also remind us that the death of Your saints is very special to You and we want to join together to thank You for life of this Your child, who was such an encouragement and wonderful witness of Your love and grace.
Thank You, Lord, for the blessings of this special person, whom we all remember so fondly, but who is now at rest in Your loving embrace. Thank You for their life and the many happy memories that we all share.
We pray that You will be a special comfort, to uplift and care for those that will feel the greatest loss. Help us to remember that although we are separated for a time, we will all rejoice one day when we stand together in Your presence. Thank You that the brief night of weeping will pass very quickly, and we will all be rejoicing in Your presence on that glorious morning when we will all be reunited in the hope that is set before us. In Jesus' name we pray,