Prayer For Someone Dying

May be used over a period of hours or days as
you keep vigil at the bedside of a loved one
who is preparing to go home to the Lord.
These prayers will console the dying
and give comfort to those who attend them.

Loving Lord Jesus, our most gracious Saviour and friend, our hearts are breaking as we watch this precious little one in such pain and slipping away from us so quickly. Oh Lord, we commend this little life, which has been such a joy and a blessing to us all, into Your strong and loving hands.

Lord, what joy and laughter and fun we had together and Lord, what courage has been shown to we who are adults, knowing that their life hung in the balance, between life and death.

Lord, we know that you are a God who can turn death into life, yet we also know that this precious one, whom we love so dearly is facing the gate of death. Should this be the time that you take them home to be with Yourself, please God, grant comfort and strength to us all and especially the parents, who are feeling such deep grief.

Thank You, that this little life has come to know the Lord Jesus as their Saviour, and I pray that You will stay very very close as the time approaches for the parting of the way, at least for the time being, until we all meet once again in the heavenly mansions that You have prepared for us all.

Loving Lord Jesus, I commend this little one into Your loving arms. Carry Your little lamb home gently, I pray,


O God, our heavenly Father, have pity on your children in great bodily weakness who are drawing near the gates of death. Send your dear Son to meet with them on the way, and to stay with them, for the day is now far spent, that he may comfort them with the Word of your goodness, and break with them the bread of eternal life; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gracious Father, your holy Word tells us that our times are in your hands. Hear our prayers for _____ and for their family as they near the end of their earthly life. Comfort them with your gracious promises of the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Help [Insert Name] discover your peace.

Let them receive your comfort.

Help them to be at rest knowing that you care for them,

and that you love them.

Calm their soul as they move into the afterlife.

May they spend eternity with you;

may they live forever in your presence.


Lord Jesus,

Come into my life.

I believe you died and rose from the grave.

I believe you live eternally in heaven.

Cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

Forgive me of all my sins.

Move into my heart.

I make you my Lord and Savior.

Thank you for your sacrifice.

I accept your gift of eternal salvation.


I commend you, my dear brother/sister,
to almighty God,
and entrust you to your Creator.
May you return to Him
who formed you from the dust of the earth.
May holy 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 who died for you
admit you into his garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd,
Acknowledge 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 for ever.

Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world,
we pray for your servant N.,
and commend him/her to your mercy.
For his/her sake you came down from heaven;
receive him/her now into the joy of your kingdom.
For though he/she has sinned,
he/she has not denied the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
but has believed in God
and has worshipped his/her Creator.

Father, your Son accepted our sufferings
to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness.
Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brother/sister.
May all who suffer pain, illness or disease
realize that they have been chosen to be saints
and know that they are joined to Christ
in his suffering for the salvation of the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.