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Catholic prayer for the dying

We all have that friend who is struggling to accept their own mortality. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea, look no further: here’s a prayer that can help them prepare for death. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

You are our shepherd. We will not want. We will not be afraid, nor will we be hungry or thirsty or tired or lonely. You have promised that your sheep shall never perish, and you will give them eternal life in the presence of the Lord their God. For when they are in need of anything, all they have to do is ask for it; this prayer contains nothing but truth and grace for those who utter it with faith and sincerity of heart.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

The green pastures in this verse are a metaphor for the afterlife. They represent the peace and comfort of death, where we will rest eternally with God.

I see this as a promise from God that those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior will be taken care of in heaven. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, young or old—if you accept Jesus into your life, then He will take care of you for eternity.

He leads me beside still waters.

Still waters are a symbol of peace. They represent the stillness and quiet that exists in the present moment. When you’re by your loved one’s side, there is no need to rush or worry about what will happen next. You can simply be with them, enjoying each other’s company and presence. Still waters also represent reflection on past memories—what has happened so far in this person’s life? What did they love most about their life? What were their most difficult moments? And then there are future thoughts: what plans do they have for their afterlife? Are there things left undone that need to be finished before they die? How can we help them achieve those goals while providing emotional support along the way?”

He restores my soul.

He restores my soul.

I have spent so much of my life in need, and yet He always restores me. When I am sick, He comforts me with His grace; when I am lost and confused, He leads me back to His way; when I am poor or lonely or afraid, He gives me strength to carry on. In all things that happen to us in this life—good or bad—we can turn to Him for help because we know that He will be faithful to us always and forever.

He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

This prayer can be used for anyone who is dying. It is a good way to prepare for death and thank God for the life he has given you, as well as ask him to forgive your sins.

  • Lord, I thank you that I am not alone in this world. You have always been with me, and will continue to be with me even after death takes my body away from this life on earth. I know that death is not permanent; it will be followed by resurrection and judgment day when we will stand before you to give an account of our deeds in this life. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me!

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

The prayer is from the book of Psalms, and it is a comfort to know that God is with us in our final moments. It can also be comforting to know that God will be there for you and comfort you in your final moments.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

O Lord, your love endures forever; fulfill your promise to me and do as you have so often promised.

I will never forget the kindness you showed me when I was young and penniless—the affection that lifted up my soul when I was downcast, when I had no one else to turn to but you alone.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

  • Be here for those who grieve. The final sentence of this prayer is a comfort to all of us: “I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” We may not be able to say a word or do anything at all, but just being there can be enough. Sit with your loved one and hold their hand, if they’re able to accept that kind of touch. Maybe offer them water or other sustenance; let them know that you won’t leave until they have passed on (or until you must).

this prayer can help prepare someone for death

This prayer can help prepare someone for death. The person who is dying will be able to make their peace with God, and their family members will also be able to find comfort in knowing that their loved one has passed away peacefully.

short prayer for a peaceful death

Dear God,

I am a sinner. I know that I have done many things wrong in my life. But now I come before you, asking for your grace and help. Give me the strength to accept whatever will happen to me in this life and to accept death peacefully when it comes. Please give me the grace of Christian courage so that I can face death without fear or despair but joyfully look forward to seeing you face-to-face one day in heaven. Amen.”

A Prayer for a Peaceful Death

I pray for a peaceful death.

I pray for an end to suffering and pain, and your grace to help me find peace at the end of life.

Please lighten the load of those who wait by my bedside until I take my last breath. Give them strength so they can face each day with courage, knowing that you are always with them in their sorrow as well as their joys.

Help me accept death as a natural part of life so that when it comes to me I will be ready, trusting that it is right and good for you to call me home at this time.

O God of the poor,

“O God of the poor, O God of sinners, be merciful to us.” “O God who has made all things for your glory and goodness, have mercy on me a sinner!”

This prayer was written by St Andrew of Crete (died 645). It is often used by the dying as a way to make direct contact with God.

Of the sorrowing,

We pray for the sorrowing,

that they may be comforted.

We pray for the dying,

that they may be sustained.

We pray for the bereaved,

that they may be consoled.

Of the sick and the needy,

Of the sick and the needy,

May they receive comfort and care.

May they be at peace with their loved ones.

Blessed are those who go before us, and blessed are those who come after us,

For we all need each other in our lives.

I call upon you in my need

Dear God,

I call upon you in my need. For those who are sick and infirm, for the dying and for those who have passed on—their caregivers and loved ones—we pray for them to be strengthened by your presence. For myself I ask that you give me strength to face my own illness or mortality with courage and hope. And finally, may your loving grace reach out to all of us at our weakest moments as we struggle through life’s daily challenges. In Jesus’ name I pray: Amen

And in the need of all people.

Dear Lord,

Guide my mother to a peaceful death. Allow her to feel your presence and know that you are always with her. Let her depart this life with love and peace in her heart. Comfort her family during this difficult time and give them the strength they need to accept their loss and move on with their lives. In the need of all people, especially those who suffer from terminal illnesses or long-term illness such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia;

Amen

In my distress, in my anxiety, in my loneliness and pain,

In my distress, in my anxiety, in my loneliness and pain,

I call on you Lord Jesus Christ. Help me.

hear me, I beg you!

Dear God,

I know you are always listening to me. I can feel it. You know my thoughts and desires before I even think of them myself. I know that you will hear my prayers and answer them in a way that is good for me and my family, friends and loved ones.

I pray that you will keep me safe from harm during this time in my life as well as protect those who love me from any harm or danger they may encounter on their journey through life without me by their side.

Please give me peace of mind about the future—for myself and for those who will miss out on the joys of being with me because of an earlier than expected death due to illness or injury (this applies regardless whether it’s self-inflicted or not).

Hear all those who cry to you for help!

Dear God,

I pray that you will hear the prayers of all those who cry to you for help. I know that you hear my prayers, but I also know that there are many others who need assistance from you. Please hear their cries and strengthen them in their time of need. You are always with us!

Let your fatherly hand be near me in my last moments on earth,

  • Let your fatherly hand be near me in my last moments on earth
  • So that assisted by your grace I may breathe forth my soul into life everlasting. Amen.

so that assisted by your grace I may breathe forth my soul into life everlasting. Amen.

So that assisted by your grace I may breathe forth my soul into life everlasting. Amen.

The end of life prayer for Catholics, this prayer was written for a dying mother by her son. It can be used as an end of life prayer or just a regular prayer for those who have lost someone dear to them and are feeling the pain of loss.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a prayer to give you peace in your final moments, this one should work nicely. The prayer is short and simple, which makes it easy to memorize and recite. Even if you don’t normally use prayers in your daily life, this one has the potential to become one of those special ones that sticks with all people throughout their lives because of its simplicity and elegance.

We hope that this prayer has helped you and your loved one prepare for death. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

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