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Goodbye Short Prayer For The Dead

The world is not perfect. That’s what it means to be human. We don’t always get along, sometimes we hurt one another out of spite and anger. Sometimes death comes too soon, before we have time to learn the lessons we need to learn in order to grow more mature and loving people. Yet despite all of this, if we look carefully at our world, we can see love in action. Good people trying to do good; prayers inspired by love offered up on behalf of their loved ones to God.

I never realized how much people were affected by death until I lost my grandmother. I was at her bedside when she passed and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. It was a feeling that stayed with me for days and weeks after her funeral. I know that every person handles loss differently, but most of us want to pray for the dead and their families as they move on to their next life.

When someone you love dies, it’s hard to see them go. They leave behind so many memories that you can’t help but feel empty inside when they’re gone. At the same time, though, you have to remember that they are in a better place now—free from all of their worries and pain here on earth. And no matter how empty it feels without them physically present with us anymore… we’ll always have those memories together as well!

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Goodbye Short Prayer For The Dead


When a loved one dies the family and friends are sad. It is only natural to feel this way, but we must remember one important thing: death is only the beginning of life. We should never be sad because our loved ones have moved on to a new journey, in God’s kingdom. Instead, we should be happy for them because they are now living in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ and all of his angels. And someday soon, it will be our turn too!

O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in their sorrows grant them comfort; in their anxieties assure them of your love; in their loneliness sustain them by your presence; and in their despair defend them with your mighty arm.

  • Pray for the soul of the deceased.
  • Pray for the comfort of the family.
  • Pray for the strength of the family.
  • Pray for the family to be sustained in their loneliness.
  • Pray for the family to be sustained in their despair.

With a sense of awe and wonder, we gather to bid farewell to the one whom we love. Here we commit the body of our brother/sister (Name) to its resting place, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. As Jesus Christ was raised from death to new life, so may it be with our sister/brother (Name).

The prayer for the dead is a solemn and beautiful custom that has been carried out for many centuries. It is a way to honor the memory of someone who has died, and it provides closure for both the family and friends of a person in death.

In many cases, prayers for the dead are recited at funeral services before or after cremation or burial. However, there are also some faiths that allow you to recite them at any time during your day-to-day life in order to remember those who have passed on before you.

If you’re looking for an appropriate prayer that will help you cope with loss while honoring your loved ones’ memories, keep reading!

prayer for the soul to rest in peace

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Like the seed buried in the ground, you have produced the harvest of eternal life for us; make us always dead to sin and alive to God. Amen.

Give thanks unto God who giveth us victory in Jesus Christ.

“Give thanks unto God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

This is the prayer that Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus and Timothy our brother send to you. We pray that this letter may be read among you, and that the blessed message of our Lord Jesus Christ may be proclaimed by all and cause you to grow in grace according to his glorious riches.

The Bible says in II Corinthians 9:8b-9: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound unto every good work: 9) As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.”

In that day shall there be no more sorrow nor sighing but silence will be heard through all the earth thereby acknowledging that all flesh is like grass and all manhood like flowers that spring up and flourish and fade away. The wind passes over it and it is gone, but the Word of God abideth forever.

We must trust in God and know that he has a plan for our lives that we cannot understand. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is good, merciful and just. We cannot receive the blessings of heaven if we are not living righteously according to his Word. The Lord our Creator designed us to be stewards of His creation. We are meant to be fruitful and multiply on earth as He commanded Adam in Genesis 1:28 (King James Version). The Lord also said “I will restore health unto thee” (Exodus 23:25) meaning that all flesh is like grass or flowers that spring up from the earth but fade away when winter comes; however His Word abideth forever!

We must trust in God’s goodness even when times seem difficult or hopeless—it is during those times when we need him most so please pray often for divine guidance through your daily life!

prayer for the dead bible verse

1) Praying to Saints (i.e., Asking Them to Intercede): Rich Man and Lazarus

A) The rich man in Jesus’ story (known in tradition as “Dives”) asks Abraham to intercede, making two requests: a) relief from his suffering in the “bad” part of Hades / Sheol (Lk 16:24), and 2) to send Lazarus to earth to warn his five brothers to repent, so as not to end up in the same place and state (Lk 16:27-28). In Luke 16:27 in the King James Version has him even using the words, “I pray thee.”

B) Whether this is a parable or not (many Protestant commentators say it is not, because parables don’t include proper names), Jesus couldn’t possibly teach doctrinal error by means of the story.

C) Abraham’s refusal to answer the prayer does not prove that he shouldn’t have been prayed to in the first place. Prayers can be refused. He never said, “You can’t pray to me!!!!! Pray only to God!”

D) Nor does his refusal prove that he lacks the power to fulfill the prayer (ultimately due to God’s power, of course). He said no in the first instances, because Dives’ punishment in the afterlife was already determined by God. He refused in the second instance because the “proposal” wasn’t going to work, anyway. He didn’t say, “I don’t have the power to send Lazarus and it’s blasphemous for you to think so.” He said, rather, that if he did send him, it wouldn’t make any difference as to the result Abraham hoped for (Lk 16:21: “If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead” [RSV]).

E) Thus we can only conclude that human beings in the afterlife can be prayed to, and that they have the power (delegated through God, using them as vessels or intermediaries) to fulfill the requests: in other words, exactly what the Catholic communion of saints / invocation of saints holds. And it is straight from our Lord Jesus.

F) Had Abraham fulfilled the request it would also be another instance of permitted communication between those in heaven or the afterlife (in this case, Hades) and those on earth, since the dead Lazarus would have returned to earth, to talk to the five brothers. Protestants tell us this is unbiblical and against God’s will (and is the equivalent of necromancy), yet there it is, right in Scripture, from Jesus.

2) Praying to Saints: Saul Petitions the Prophet Samuel After the Latter’s Death

1 Samuel 28:15-16 (RSV) Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress; for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams; therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do.” And Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has turned from you and become your enemy?”

The principle / scenario here is the same as in #1: Samuel could properly be petitioned or, in effect, “prayed to” but he also could refuse the request, and he did so. As Samuel explained, he didn’t question the asking as wrong and sinful, but rather, refused because the request to save Saul was against God’s expressed will: which Samuel also knew about, as a departed saint. Moreover, Samuel knew (after his death) that Saul was to be defeated in battle the next day and would die (1 Sam 28:18-19).

The Bible casually assumes that great prophets like Moses and Samuel would be praying for those on earth after they died:

Jeremiah 15:1 Then the LORD said to me, “Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my heart would not turn toward this people. Send them out of my sight, and let them go! (cf. Heb 12:1; Rev 6:9-10)

Again, it’s not that they couldn’t or shouldn’t pray; rather, even their great prayers (as powerful intercessors: Ex 32:11-12; 1 Sam 7:9; Ps 99:6; Jer 15:1) couldn’t accomplish something if it was already against the will of God. If they in fact weren’t praying to God after their deaths, or shouldn’t have, then God wouldn’t have said that they did so; and/or would have condemned it, having brought it up at all in inspired revelation.

The “bystanders” at Jesus’ crucifixion provide another similar instance. They assumed that He could ask (pray to) the prophet Elijah to save Him from the agony of the cross (Mt 27:46-50). They’re presented as allies of Jesus (not enemies), since one of them gave Him a drink (Mt 27:48). Matthew 27:49 shows that this type of petition was commonly believed at the time.

3) The Apostle Paul Prayed for the Dead

2 Timothy 1:16-18 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me; he was not ashamed of my chains, [17] but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me eagerly and found me – [18] may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day – and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus. (cf. 4:19)

4) Jesus and Peter Simultaneously Prayed to Saints and for the Dead

Tabitha was a disciple in Joppa who died. Peter prayed to her when he said “Tabitha, rise.” See Acts 9:36-41. She was dead, and he was addressing her. There is no impenetrable wall between heaven and earth. This is not only praying to the dead, but for the dead, since the passage says that Peter “prayed” before addressing Tabitha first person. And he was praying for her to come back to life.


I have come to think of death as a friend. The idea of eternal life has become more real for me as I spend less time worrying about my own mortality. This is not to say that I am not afraid of dying; it simply means that I have learned to accept death as part and parcel of the human experience. It is something we will all face eventually, so why not embrace it? In fact, one could argue that without death there would be no life. So the next time you lie awake in bed at night thinking about how much you have left on this earth, remember these words from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “To die, to sleep—to sleep, perchance to dream.”

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