Prayer For My Aunt That Passed Away

I commend you, my dear [name] to almighty God, and entrust you to your Creator.
May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth.
May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints welcome you now that you have gone forth from this life.
May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace you as one of his flock.
May he forgive all your sins and set you among those he has chosen.
May you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy the vision of God, forever.

My brother (sister) in faith, I entrust you to God Who created you.
May you return to the One Who formed you from the dust of this earth.
May Mary, the angels, and all the saints come to meet you as you go forth from this life.
May Christ Who was crucified for you bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ, the Son of God, Who died for you take you into His kingdom.
May Christ, the Good Shepherd, give you a place within His flock.
May He forgive your sins and keep you among His people.
May you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy the sight of God forever. Amen.

Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, You willingly gave Yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life. Listen to our prayers; look with love on Your people who mourn and pray for their dead brother/sister.

Lord Jesus, You alone are holy and compassionate; forgive our brother/sister his/her sins.
By dying You opened the gates of life for those who believe in You; do not let Your brother/sister be parted from You, but by Your glorious power give him/her light, joy, and peace in heaven where You live for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty Father, source of forgiveness and salvation, grant that our relatives and friends who have passed from this life may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, come to share your Eternal happiness through Christ our Lord. Amen

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.

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.


Heal my broken heart, My Lord,
Heal my broken soul,
I feel torn apart, My Lord,
And You can make me whole.

Take me in Your arms, My Lord,
And hold me to Your breast,
I am oh-so weary, Lord,
And You can give me rest.

Wipe away my tears, My Lord,
With gentle hands of love,
Quiet down my fears, My Lord,
With graces from above.

Stay with me awhile, My Lord,
For I feel all alone,
I'm like a little child, My Lord,
With You I feel at home.

Help me bear this cross, My Lord,
Help me with this pain,
Unite me with Your Cross, My Lord,
And I'll be strong again.

Tell me how to cope, My Lord,
Let me hear Your voice,
Encourage me with hope, My Lord,
Your way, my only choice.

Set me on my feet, My Lord,
And stay here by my side,
Until I feel Your strength, My Lord,
To walk in steady stride.

Nudge me on my way, My Lord,
But stay not far behind,
Until I reach that day, My Lord,
With renewed peace of mind.

And on that day, I will say:

My broken heart is healed, My Lord,
And so's my broken soul,
You are all I need, My Lord,
And once again, I'm whole.

O G-d, full of compassion, Who dwells on high, grant true rest upon the wings of the Shechinah, in the exalted spheres of the holy and pure, who shine as the resplendence of the firmament, to the soul of Aunt Debbie who has gone to her [supernal] world, for charity has been donated in remembrance of her soul; may her place of rest be in Gan Eden. Therefore, may the All-Merciful One shelter her with the cover of His wings forever, and bind her soul in the bond of life. The Lord is her heritage; may she rest in her resting-place in peace; and let us say: Amen.