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Rosary Prayer For Death Anniversary

What to expect when the rosary is prayed at a Catholic wake is covered in this article. We’ll also go through the overall meaning of the rosary, how to pray it, and what to say.

Advice: One of the many difficulties you may be experiencing after the death of a loved one is planning or attending a funeral, with or without a rosary ceremony. You can get assistance with this process from our post-loss checklist.

The rosary prayer for the death anniversary is a way of honoring the dead. It’s a way to let them know that they are remembered on their death anniversary and that the loved ones they left behind still care about them.

It’s also a way to help you deal with your grief and loss. When you pray the rosary, you are praying for the deceased person and asking God to bring them closer to Him so that they can be happy in heaven. You’re also asking Him to give you strength during this difficult time of mourning and remembrance.

Rosary‌ Prayer for Death Anniversary

Rosary Prayers for Death Anniversary

Losing a loved one is never easy, and as the anniversary of their passing approaches, it is important to take time to remember and honor their memory. One way to do this is through the Rosary, a powerful form of prayer in the Catholic tradition. Here are six prayers to help you commemorate the death anniversary of your loved one:

1. Praying for Peace and Comfort

Dear Lord, on this anniversary of my loved one’s passing, I ask for your presence and comfort. May your peace fill my heart and soul as I remember and honor their life. Give me strength to carry on and cherish the memories we shared. Amen.

2. Seeking Strength and Guidance

Heavenly Father, in my grief and sorrow, I turn to you for strength and guidance. Help me navigate this difficult time and find solace in the memories of my beloved departed. May your light shine upon me as I walk through this valley of darkness. Amen.

3. Remembering with Love and Gratitude

Lord Jesus, as I reflect on the life of my dear one who has passed, I am filled with love and gratitude for the time we shared. Help me to honor their memory with kindness and compassion towards others. May their legacy live on in the hearts of those who knew them. Amen.

4. Finding Hope in the Promise of Resurrection

God of all comfort, as I remember my loved one on the anniversary of their death, I find hope in the promise of resurrection. Grant me the assurance that we will be reunited in your eternal kingdom. May this knowledge bring peace to my grieving heart. Amen.

5. Offering Prayers for the Departed Soul

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

6. Trusting in God’s Plan and Timing

Heavenly Father, in my sorrow and pain, I trust in your divine plan and timing. Help me to find meaning in the loss of my loved one and to see your hand at work in all things. May I surrender my grief to you and find peace in your grace. Amen.

PrayerDescriptionPraying for Peace and ComfortA prayer for God’s presence and comfort during a time of remembrance.Seeking Strength and GuidanceA prayer for strength and guidance in navigating grief and sorrow.Remembering with Love and GratitudeA prayer of gratitude for the memories shared with the departed loved one.Finding Hope in the Promise of ResurrectionA prayer for hope in the promise of resurrection and eternal life.Offering Prayers for the Departed SoulA traditional prayer for the eternal rest of the departed soul.Trusting in God’s Plan and TimingA prayer of trust in God’s plan and timing in the midst of grief.

As we turn to prayer on the anniversary of a loved one’s death, we find solace in the words of the Bible. One verse that brings comfort in times of loss is Psalm 34:18, which says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” May we take refuge in the Lord’s presence and find peace in His comforting embrace.

Anniversaries that mark the passing of a loved one can be difficult. Acknowledging these anniversaries by offering words of comfort on the anniversary of a death or providing remembrance messages to mark the death anniversary are simple ways to provide support to loved ones.

Alternatively, you may be the person who recently lost someone and are looking for remembrance quotes for the death anniversary of someone close to you. It can be difficult to put your own feelings into words, so reading the comforting words that others have written on the anniversary of a death can be helpful.

Dear Lord,

We pray for the soul of our loved one who has passed away. We pray for their eternal rest and peace. We pray that they will be with you in heaven and that you will welcome them into your arms. We ask that you give us the strength to move forward, to live our lives as they would have wanted us to live them, and to remember them always. Amen

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end Amen!

Prayer for the Faithful Departed 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

The First Joyful Mystery
The Joy of the Virtuous Soul

This first reading from the Book of Wisdom speaks of the joy and the destiny of the virtuous soul. It assures us that those who have lived their lives as faithful children of God will live with him forever in his love.

Scripture Reading
Read Wisdom 3:1-9
This is the Word of the Lord
ALL: Thanks be to God.

Pray 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, and 1 Glory Be.

Leader: Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord.
ALL: And let perpetual light shine upon him/her
Leader: May he/she rest in peace
ALL: Amen.

Sign of the Cross:
Leader: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Spirit. Amen.
In times of sickness and death, prayers are the best means
of consolation, comfort, and help that people can give. Let
us now begin this Rosary by calling on our Blessed Mother
Mary to pray for us now as we pray for
God of heaven, You called from this life. God of
Mercy, fulfill his/her faith and hope in You. Lead
safely home to heaven to be with You forever, filled with joy
and peace in Your presence. We ask this through Christ, our
Lord. Amen.

On the beads of the rosary for the Our Father, say the following)

Oh Most Merciful Jesus, look down with eyes of pity on the faithful souls for whom You suffered and died on the Cross.

(On the beads of the Hail Mary, say the following)

1.     My Jesus, through your bloody sweat in the garden
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
2.     My Jesus, through the blow You received on Your Sacred Face
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
3.     My Jesus, through the cruel scourging You endured
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
4.     My Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced Your head
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
5.     My Jesus, through Your carrying of the Cross on the path of bitterness
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
6.     My Jesus, through Your face covered with blood which you allowed to be imprinted on the Veil of Veronica
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
7.     My Jesus, through your bloody garments that were cruelly removed from Your wounded Body
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
8.     My Jesus, through Your Holy Body, nailed on the Cross
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
9.     My Jesus, through Your Hands and Feet, pierced with cruel nails
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
10.     My Jesus, through Your Sacred side, pierced with the lance and from which flowed blood and water
R. Have mercy on the soul of N.
V.   Eternal rest grant unto her/him O Lord
R. And let perpetual light shine upon her/him
V.   May s/he rest in peace
R. Amen

Novena Prayer for Death Anniversary

On the anniversary of a loved one’s passing, it can be a time of deep reflection, remembrance, and prayer. The Novena Prayer for Death Anniversary is a powerful way to honor the memory of the departed and seek comfort and healing for those left behind. The novena consists of nine days of prayer and reflection, culminating in a special prayer on the actual anniversary date.

Below are six heartfelt prayers to offer during the Novena Prayer for Death Anniversary:

Day 1 Prayer:

Lord, as we begin this Novena for the anniversary of our loved one’s passing, we ask for your comfort and strength to sustain us during this time of remembrance. Surround us with your love and peace, and help us to find solace in the cherished memories we hold in our hearts.

Day 2 Prayer:

Heavenly Father, on this second day of our novena, we lift up our prayers for our departed loved one. May their soul rest in eternal peace, and may we find comfort in the knowledge that they are in your loving embrace. Grant us the grace to accept your will and find hope in the promise of everlasting life.

Day 3 Prayer:

Dear God, as we continue our novena, we ask for your healing presence to touch our grieving hearts. Help us to find peace in the midst of sorrow and to trust in your divine plan. May the memories of our loved one bring us joy and gratitude for the time we shared together.

Day 4 Prayer:

Lord Jesus, on this fourth day of our novena, we pray for strength and courage to face the pain of loss. Help us to remember that you are our rock and our refuge, and that you never leave us nor forsake us. May we find hope in your promise of resurrection and eternal life.

Day 5 Prayer:

Holy Spirit, as we approach the halfway mark of our novena, we ask for your light to guide us through the darkness of grief. Fill our hearts with faith and trust in your goodness, and grant us the grace to forgive any hurts or regrets that linger in our souls. May we find peace in your presence and the assurance of your love.

Day 6 Prayer:

Merciful God, on this sixth day of our novena, we bring before you our prayers for healing and renewal. Pour out your grace upon us, that we may be comforted in our sorrow and strengthened in our faith. Help us to let go of any guilt or resentment, and to embrace the gift of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Day 7 Prayer:

Lord of all comfort, as we enter the final days of our novena, we entrust our hearts and our prayers to you. Grant us the peace that surpasses all understanding, and the hope that endures beyond our earthly sorrows. May the promise of your presence sustain us in our grief and lead us to the joy of eternal life with you.

In times of loss and remembrance, we find solace in the words of Psalm 34:18 – “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” May this verse be a source of comfort and strength as we offer our prayers during the Novena Prayer for Death Anniversary. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Rosary Prayer For 1 Year Death Anniversary

Dear God,

I’m writing to you on behalf of [name], who died one year ago today. I know that we have prayed for them and asked you to protect their soul. Now, as we approach their 2-year anniversary, I ask that you continue to watch over them as they transition from this life into the next.

Thank you for all the ways you have blessed me and my family in the last year. May you continue to bless us as we remember our loved one and work toward healing ourselves. Amen.

Dear Lord,

We come before you today to ask for peace and comfort. We are here on this day to remember a loved one who passed away one year ago today. We know that our hearts are heavy with grief, but we also know that you are with us always, even when we cannot see or feel you. We pray that your love and grace will surround our family as they continue to grieve their loss.

We ask that you would bless us with an outpouring of your peace in the coming days, weeks and months as we continue to move through this time of loss. Help us to find joy in small moments and to be grateful for what is good in our lives.

Bring peace into our homes by bringing your presence into our lives. We thank you for always being there for us when we need you most. Amen

So let’s celebrate his life today by doing something fun and adventurous together! Let’s go on a hike or drive around town looking at Christmas lights or take a road trip somewhere new—anything! Just make sure we’re laughing together as often as possible today.

I love you, Mommy.

How To Pray The Rosary

Rosary beads help Catholics count their prayers. More importantly, Catholics pray the rosary as a means of entreaty to ask God for a special favor, such as helping a loved one recover from an illness, or to thank God for blessings received — a new baby, a new job, a new moon.

  1. On the following three small beads, pray three Hail Marys. Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
  2. On the chain, pray the Glory Be. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
  3. On the large bead, meditate on the first mystery and pray the Our Father. You pray mysteries for each of the five sections (decades) of the rosary according to the day of the week:
    1. Mondays and Saturdays: The Joyful Mysteries remind the faithful of Christ’s birth: The Annunciation (Luke 1:26–38); The Visitation (Luke 1:39–56); The Nativity (Luke 2:1–21); The Presentation (Luke 2:22–38); The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41–52)
    2. Tuesdays and Fridays: The Sorrowful Mysteries recall Jesus’ passion and death: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden (Matthew 26:36–56); The Scourging at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26); The Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:27–31); The Carrying of the Cross (Matthew 27:32); The Crucifixion (Matthew 27:33–56).
    3. Wednesdays and Sundays: The Glorious Mysteries focus on the resurrection of Jesus and the glories of heaven: The Resurrection (John 20:1–29); The Ascension (Luke 24:36–53); The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1–41); The Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God, into heaven; The Coronation of Mary in heaven.
    4. Thursdays: Pope John Paul II added The Mysteries of Light, also known as the Luminous Mysteries, in 2002: The Baptism in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13–16); The Wedding Feast at Cana (John 2:1–11); The Preaching of the coming of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14–15); The Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1–8); The Institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matthew 26).
  4. Skip the centerpiece medallion, and on the ten beads after that, pray a Hail Mary on each bead; on the chain, pray a Glory Be. Although a decade is 10, these 12 prayers form a decade of the rosary. Many Catholics add the Fatima Prayer after the Glory Be and before the next Our Father: O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.
  5. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 four more times to finish the next four decades.
  6. At the end of your Rosary, say the Hail Holy Queen. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Death Anniversary Prayer

My God! I recommend to Thee the souls of my relations, my benefactors, my friends and my enemies, and of those who are in Purgatory on my account.

I consider that God is listening and watching me. I’m sending numerous prayers for you at the present time. God will certainly settle for my prayers. Relaxation in peace

O Lord, the God of mercies, grant unto the souls of Thy servants the anniversary day of whose burial we are keeping, a place of solace, of peaceful rest, of glorious light.
Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

The old order has passed away: welcome them into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but the fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

I pray to God for you every single day and each single night time. Could God grant everlasting peace to your soul to stay fortunately in his divine paradise? At the present time lacking you a lot!

You had touched countless lives in your lifetime, and even after your death, you live through your good deeds. We miss you always! You are alive through my prayers and wishes, so rest peacefully.

Death Anniversary Prayer For My Father

I want you to know that I am truly sorry for your loss. On this anniversary, it is important that you realize that I am only a phone call away. In this difficult time of loss, know that we are all by your side. I am certain that your loved one is looking down on you from above.

It has been a very long time since I misplaced you. However, I pray on a regular basis daddy. I pray in your soul. Could God offer you peace and maintain you’re cheerful. I really like you.

O God, Who has commanded us to honor our father, have compassion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord. amen

I pray to God for you every single day and every single night. May God grant eternal peace to your soul to live happily in his divine paradise. … My respectable father, I pray to God that may he keep you happy as you used to be. Today on your death anniversary I’m praying for your peace and comfort. Incline, O Lord, Thine ear to our prayers, in which we humbly beseech Thy mercy, that Thou wouldst place the soul of Thy servant, which Thou hast caused to depart from this world, into the region of peace and light; and unite in the fellowship of Thy Saints. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Remembering you is easy, I do it every day, but missing you is a heartache that never goes away

look up, smile, and say I know that was You. While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil

Grief is a journey that never completely ends. The scenery changes and the terrain becomes easier, but there is no point of arrival. That’s okay.

Life is fleeting, indeed. To think that it was yesterday that we first met. See you on the other side. Losing you is my biggest regret and I miss you every day sometimes I just

Your beautiful smile and memories will remain alive in my heart. We feel incomplete after you have closed your eyes. Death is indispensable. So, we will meet on another side one day.

Losing a loved one is an unparalleled tragedy- however, seeing them again in Heaven is jubilation waiting to happen. The previous year since the funeral has been a painful time for us all; be that is it may let us find joy in our wonderful memories of our lost loved one.

First Death Anniversary Prayer

You have gone but your love and affection in our hearts will remain alive forever. RIP

Sometimes, I look up towards the sky and smile because I feel that was you up in the sky.

I believe you have not gone away, you are living with us, listening, and seeing us. Rest peacefully in heaven.

The days after you leave are the toughest and painful days when I don’t find you by my side. Rest in comfort.

Father, you know our hearts and share our sorrows. We are hurt by our parting from those whom we loved

While seeing towards the sky, if I find you in the biggest star shining on the sky. Hope you will be in peace in another world.

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; fulfill in them the purpose of your love; and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Death Anniversary Prayer For A Son

Prayer for Loss of a child (a prayer of comfort for someone who has lost their son) Abba Father, We long to be with our dear beloved child, our hearts are heavy with deep sorrow and our breath is shallow. Please carry us, for we are overwhelmed by the pain of our grief. Words can not express the depth of our loss or the heartache we feel. We know you are with our dear beloved son (daughter), your heart is overjoyed by him. His breath is new life in Heaven. Please come and nurture our precious one. Thank you for the hope of eternal life that he has now received. Lord, you will keep him safe until we meet. We entrust him into your care now. Amen.

Prayer for grieving mother who lost a child Dear Father, Your Spirit carries the softness of eternity. You are the fragrance of comfort, you are the enfolding lullaby. Please encircle my dear friend in her grief. Cocoon her within your arms of love, whisper heavenly truth into her soul, and keep each fragment of her broken heart safe. When we are in pieces your presence will keep us. So I lay her in your strong arms, Jesus. Come carry her. Watch steadily over her day and night. May she come to know that her beloved child is safe with you. Not lost but found, known, and cherished.

Catholic Death Anniversary Prayer

Incline, O Lord, Thine ear to our prayers, in which we humbly beseech Thy mercy, that Thou wouldst place the soul of Thy servant, which Thou hast caused to depart from this world, into the region of peace and light; and unite in the fellowship of Thy Saints. Through Christ our Lord,

Almighty Father, source of forgiveness and salvation, grant that our relatives and friends who have passed from this life may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, come to share your Eternal happiness through Christ our Lord. Amen.

y Jesus, by the sorrows Thou didst suffer in the agony in the garden, in thy scourging and crowning with thorns, in the way to Calvary, in thy crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in purgatory, and especially on those that are most forsaken. Do thou deliver them from the dire torments they endure; call them and admit them to Thy most sweet embrace in Paradise.

“Almighty God, who by the love which you have for men, has willed to take our humanity to live a life of hard work, to suffer the cruelest passion, and finally to die on the cross, I beseech you, by the infinite merits purchased for us with your precious blood, look mercifully on the suffering which is endured by the holy souls in purgatory. Accept, merciful God, the prayers which I offer for them, and call them to the glory of heaven

O God, Whose property is always to have mercy and to spare, we humbly beseech Thee for the soul of Thy servant N…, which Thou hast this day commanded to depart out of this world, that Thou wouldst not deliver it into the hands of the enemy, nor forget it unto the end, but wouldst command it to be received by the Holy Angels, and conducted to Paradise, its true country; that as in Thee it hath hoped and believed, it may not suffer the pains of hell, but may take possession of eternal joys.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen

How Do You Write A Death Anniversary Message?

It’s been one year since we lost [name]. I wanted to make sure you knew that you’re in my thoughts and in my heart during this time. I think of you and [name] often and I’m wishing you peace and strength.” “While I know nothing can alleviate your loss, I do want you to know we are remembering [name] on this day.

Even though [name] would likely kick and scream at the thought of people sending messages on [his/her] death anniversary, I just wanted you to know that I’m thinking of both you and [him/her] during this day. I’ll be sure to have a drink in [his/her] honor and watch the sunset with you both in my thoughts.

Mother Death Anniversary Prayer

I cried endlessly when you died but I promise that I won’t tears mar the smiles that you’ve given me when you were alive. I miss you, mom.

Ever since you left, my life has become an empty and vapid affair. Without you, there is no life for me. May your beautiful soul rest in peace mother!

I can’t find words to describe how valuable you were to me. The death of you will always remain to be the greatest loss in my life. May God grant you eternal peace

O God, Who has commanded us to honor our father and mother, have compassion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord.

Lord God, as inevitable as death is, there is no way around the heartbreak and grief it brings. The only comfort left is knowing that our Cherished One is with You now in Heaven with a full heart and an eternal soul. This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Death Anniversary Prayer In Islam

O, Allah! Forgive him and have mercy on him and give him strength and pardon him. Be generous to him and cause his entrance to be wide and wash …

Death Anniversary Prayer For Grandfather

Happy Anniversary to the one I’ll always want, even when I’m too old to remember what I’m supposed to want you for

You have made me a better person by loving me for who I am. Happy anniversary, An Anniversary message by poem, Your anniversary is a time, For sharing ur affection, It’s obvious the two of u, Has quite a deep connection

My Grandfather Death chain is new to a Studio on Scratch. Grandpa, because there will never be another one to replace you in our hearts and the love we will always have for you

Your grandfather’s death wish you a very special person has to be with a full half after they are daddies with yours is always been created especially in. For years, we mourn not aspire to assign the gang we vacation to tilt, and so leave with everyone else

How Do You Honor The Dead On Their Death Anniversary?

Revisit a special place. …
Have a picnic or share a meal. …
Gather friends and family for a death anniversary memorial. …

Death Anniversary Prayer For Grandmother

As I remember my grandmother, I pray that her soul has already found peace and rest in our Father’s heavenly home.

In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil
and bid them eternal rest. amen

The old order has passed away: welcome them into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but the fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints welcome you now that you have gone 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 embrace you as one of his flock. May he forgive all your sins, and set you among those he has chosen. Amen

Dear Lord, I just want to bring my dear Grandma to You. Lord, she has always put off making a commitment to follow You and to trust in Jesus as Saviour, but Lord she is advancing in years and probably does not have much longer in this world. Lord, I want my beloved granny to be with us in heaven, and up to now, she has been very resistant to the gospel of Christ.

Lord, I pray that You would convince her of her sin and convict her of her need of a Saviour. I pray that she may turn to Christ before she leaves this world, knowing that if she refuses she will have to face eternal separation from You, Father.

Lord, I love my grandmother and I know that You do too. I also know that it is not Your will that anyone should perish but that all should come to repentance. Please Lord, visit her and I do pray that she will accept the Lord Jesus as her personal Saviour before it is too late. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

What’s Said During the Rosary Prayers at a Funeral?

What is said during the rosary prayers at a funeral - five mysteries photo

Again, the rosary is typically said during a Catholic vigil or wake. It is not commonly prayed during a funeral mass or mass of Christian burial.

The rosary for the deceased may be slightly different from the Rosary described above. Here’s what to expect if you attend a rosary service for the deceased. This rosary replaces the Fatima prayer with an eternal rest prayer and meditates on the five glorious mysteries:

  • Christ’s resurrection
  • Christ’s ascension into heaven
  • The Pentecost
  • The assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • The crowning of Mary 

There are many websites dedicated to how to pray the rosary, but here is the order.

Recite the rosary during the vigil while meditating on the glorious mysteries. 

Recite the “eternal rest” prayer after each decade, which is a group of ten hail Marys. This prayer reads, “Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him/her. May he/she rest in peace. Amen.” This prayer replaces the Fatima prayer, which states: “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need of your mercy.”

Recite Psalm 130 instead of the “hail holy queen” prayer. The “hail holy queen” prayer is recited after the five decades have been completed. Psalm 130 states:

                  “A song of ascents.
                  Out of the depths, I call to you, Lord;
                  Lord, hear my cry!
                  May your ears be attentive
                  to my cry for mercy.
                  If you, Lord, mark our sins,
                  Lord, who can stand?
                  But with you is forgiveness
                  and so you are revered.
                  I wait with longing for the Lord,
                  my soul waits for his word.
                  My soul looks for the Lord
                  more than sentinels for daybreak.
                  More than sentinels for daybreak,
                  let Israel look for the Lord.
                  For with the Lord is kindness,
                  with him is full redemption,
                  And God will redeem Israel
                  from all their sins.”

Recite the rosary for the dead, which is a five-decade rosary. It begins with the De Profundis and is composed of the “eternal rest” prayer and the phrase “sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation.” 

The rosary service typically lasts for 20 minutes. If you are interested in the rosary service, you may also be interested in learning about praying a novena, a nine-day, nine-week, or nine-hour prayer for the deceased.

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