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Prayer To Help A Dying Person Let Go

Lord of our salvation, as our loved one nears the end of his life, we pray You would give him freedom from pain. Because he trusts in Jesus, give him confidence that to be absent from the body is to be present with You. Help him with wrapping up financial and other concerns while he is able. Help him to enjoy sweet time with family and friends in these last days. Amen.

God, 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.

Prayer To Help A Dying Person Let Go

When we pray, we allow God to do His work in and through us because we are making ourselves vulnerable to Him. Praying also strengthens our connection to God. 

We learn more about a person through conversation and interaction. The same process takes place when we talk to God in prayer. Spending more time in conversation with Him is the surest way to become closer to Him.

As it says in James 4:8, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (NKJV).

Many times in my own life, I have experienced the peace that passes all understanding when I have drawn near to God in prayer.

Praying helps me center my thoughts on what’s most important. Praying gives us a divine perspective on life and is therefore crucial. A member of my youth group passed away suddenly. Finding effective ways to love and minister to our wounded students has been challenging. The power of prayer has sustained me through this difficult period. It has helped me communicate with God, hear His voice, and experience His presence while I grieve alongside my church and community.

Be worried about nothing, but in everything, through prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (NKJV).

Praying puts us in a position to experience God’s peace, which is beyond our comprehension. Prayer keeps my mind on the things that are dear to God, both in the happy times and the bad.

Short Prayer For A Peaceful Death

Most Compassionate Lord, I pray for my loved one who is at the end stage of cancer. Help her know that she has not lost this battle, for she will soon be with You in Paradise. May she lift her eyes up to You for help in these final days. If she needs to make anything right with someone, may she do that now. Help her to prepare her heart for eternity with You, and to be able to share her faith with others. Amen.


Prayer for Peaceful Death
Giver of peace, I intercede for this dear one, asking that You would grant him a peaceful death. Give him comfort in his soul that You will raise him up in the last days. Ease his fears of death and ease any pain he might have. Ease his concerns for those he is leaving behind. May he know that his help is in Your name, Maker of heaven and earth. Remind him that those who trust in You will abide with You forever. Amen.


Prayer for Comfort
God our Helper, we bring to You our loved one who is near death. We pray that You will bring an anointing of comfort to her and her family. Let them know that with You there is forgiveness. May they be comforted that with You is loving devotion and with You is redemption in abundance. May our loved one receive the comfort of knowing she is at peace with You, and that her family is at peace with her and with one another. Amen.


Prayer for Hope
Faithful Father, we pray that You would infuse our loved one with hope as she has received a grim prognosis. Remind her that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. May she set her mind on the things of the Spirit. Give her hope that when her body is dead, her spirit is alive because of the righteousness Jesus purchased on the cross. Help her to patiently wait for the hope that is set before her. Amen.


Prayer for Salvation
Merciful One, we plead for the salvation of our loved one who is close to death. As he faces his mortality, may he turn to You, Immortal One. Help us to guide him to the truth and be a witness of the eternal life that awaits those who call on Your name. May he confess and receive forgiveness for his sins. May he believe in his heart that Your death and resurrection have made a way for him to live forever with You. Amen.


Prayer for Mercy
God our Refuge, we intercede for our loved one who is in her last days. We pray that You would grant her mercy. We pray that You would take away this pain that she is experiencing in her body. And we pray that her heart will be prepared to meet You soon. Remind her that mercy triumphs over judgment for those who are in Christ. May she keep herself in the love of God as she awaits the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring her eternal life. Amen.

Prayer for Loved One in Hospice Care
God our Stronghold, we lift our dear one who has been admitted into hospice care. May You bring comfort to her body, and kind caregivers to help her. May you console her family and bless them with sweet memories of these final days. May she put her confidence in Jesus who is able to keep her from faltering and to present her blameless before Your glorious presence, with great joy. Amen.

Prayer For Peaceful Death of Loved One

Discover some of the best prayers for the dying in this collection of powerful supplications. Request the Lord comfort and deliver them into His kingdom, giving thanks for their life. We will all face our physical death one day so let us have faith in Jesus for eternal life, redeeming us from sin and spiritual death.

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Prayer to Know Jesus Before Dying
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. Amen.


A Prayer for Someone Dying
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.

By Paul C. Stratman, 2018

Two Prayers for the Dying

  1. Almighty, eternal God, heavenly Father, comfort and strengthen this your servant and save them through your goodness. Deliver them from all anguish and distress, release them in your grace, and take them to yourself in your kingdom; through Jesus Christ your dear Son, our only Lord Savior, and Redeemer. Amen.
  2. Almighty, eternal God, have compassion on the anxious sighs and groanings of this dying person. Receive them into your kingdom that you have mercifully prepared for them and all believers from the beginning of the world. Graciously release them, O Lord, and comfort them eternally with the elect; through your dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Modified from The Abridged Treasury of Prayers: An Epitome from the Larger Gebets-Schatz, 1906

Pray for Someone Near Death
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.

Freely modified from A Book of Collects in Two Parts, 1919.

A Comforting Prayer for the Dying
God, 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. Amen.

A Prayer for the Family of the Dying
God, Bring this family peace. Provide them with your comfort. Let them know you tenderly care for each and every one of them. Lead them to be reunited with their loved one someday. Sit with them in their mourning. Let your presence provide rest. Thank you, for the gift of life that [Insert Name of Dying] brought to the world. May he rest peacefully with you for eternity. Amen.

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