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prayer for someone who passed away

We pray for [name of person] who has died.

God, we ask that you watch over [name of person] as he or she transitions from this world to the next. Please give him or her strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. Please guide those who are left behind to be strong and courageous in their grief and loss. Help them to remember your words to us: “I am with you always.”

We pray in the name of your son, Jesus Christ.

Praying after a death can help to bring peace to those mourning. By praying for someone you have lost you find comfort and can soothe the pain.

So if you want to pray for a lost loved one and remember those who have passed, or just offer support to those grieving a death, try these prayers for the dead.

Short Prayers for the Dead

Short Prayer for the Dead

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
Love always, in the name of Jesus.

For Those We Have Lost

Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life:
hear our prayers and thanksgivings
for all whom we remember this day;
fulfil in them the purpose of your love;
and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For Bereavement

Lord, have mercy
on those who mourn
who feel numb and crushed
and are filled with the pain of grief,
whose strength has given up
You know all our sighing and longings:
be near to us and teach us to fix our hope on you
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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