Prayer For Loved Ones Death - CHURCHGISTS.COM (2023)

Death is the ultimate separation. And we pray for comfort and healing in our grief. But when someone close to us dies, we also feel the pain of separation from those who have gone before us in faith; from their presence, from their love, and from their witness of the Gospel. That sense of loss is only heightened when we pray for those now living far away who have no Christian community to support them.

Looking for a Prayer for Loved Ones Death? Here’s some ideas. You can use these prayers before your loved one passes away and after they die, to help you deal with grief and loss.

With the death of a loved one, we are drawn closer to God. No matter how painful this situation is, faith in the Lord helps us survive it. God can turn our tears into smiles, our sorrows into songs of joy. If you want to know how to pray for your loved ones, consider these seven ways to find comfort.

You may find it hard to access the right information on the internet, so we are here to help you in the following article, providing the best and updated information on Prayers for Family and Friends of the Deceased, Prayer for Eternal Life for the Faithful Departed. Read on to learn more. We at Churchgists have all the information that you need about goodbye short prayer for the dead. Read on to learn more.

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Prayer For Loved Ones Death

Bless those who mourn, eternal God, with the comfort of your love that they may face each new day with hope and the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given. May their memories become joyful, their days enriched with friendship, and their lives encircled by your love.

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.

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


My brother (sister) in faith, I entrust you to God Who created you.
May you return to the One Who formed you from the dust of this earth.
May Mary, the angels, and all the saints come to meet you as you go forth from this life.
May Christ Who was crucified for you bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ, the Son of God, Who died for you take you into His kingdom.
May Christ, the Good Shepherd, give you a place within His flock.
May He forgive your sins and keep you among His people.
May you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy the sight of God forever. Amen.

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.

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

I commend you, my dear [name] to almighty God, and entrust you to your Creator.
May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth.
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.
May you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy the vision of God, forever

Our heavenly father, we pray that You will find mercy on the soul of our loved one. We pray that with his unexpected death, his soul may find peace that he has lived a good life and did his best serving his family, workplace and loved ones while he was on earth. We also earnestly seek for the forgiveness of all his sins and all of his shortcomings. May he find assurance that his family will remain strong and steadfast in serving the Lord as he moves forward in his journey to eternal life with Christ, his Lord and Savior. Dear Father, take His soul into Your kingdom and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace. Amen

Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, You willingly gave Yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life. Listen to our prayers; look with love on Your people who mourn and pray for their dead brother/sister.

Lord Jesus, You alone are holy and compassionate; forgive our brother/sister his/her sins.
By dying You opened the gates of life for those who believe in You; do not let Your brother/sister be parted from You, but by Your glorious power give him/her light, joy, and peace in heaven where You live for ever and ever. Amen.

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

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.

goodbye short prayer for the dead

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.

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.


Father, we bring before You those that have had the devastating experience of having someone close to them that they know and love, suffer a sudden, violent and needless death. Lord how we grieve for those that are having to experience this right now, and we pray that in Your grace You would look down with pity and mercy and meet them right at their point of need.

Lord, You are the one Who was sent to heal the broken-hearted and comfort those that mourn and are heavy-laden. You are the One Who promised that Your grace is sufficient for every eventuality – even for those having to face the sudden and violent death of someone close to them. Draw near to them we pray and lift them up into You arms of love and carry them during this time of suffering and grief for You have promised that underneath are Your everlasting arms.

Lord, as we lift up in prayer those that are having to come to terms with the sudden and violent death of a loved one – we pray that You would use this tragedy to be the thing that starts to draw each suffering soul into the tender arms of their Saviour – the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray,


Heavenly Father, we come to you at this time of harrowing shock and grief. A dear loved one has been taken from us, so suddenly and so unexpectedly. We are lost for words – our hearts broken, our spirits shattered – a sorrow that only grows with each passing day as we long for our loved one’s presence in our lives.

With our heavy hearts we turn to you for comfort and for your everlasting love. Lighten our darkness, dear Lord. Help us see You in all Your glory and compassion so we are blessed with the understanding of Your will. In this time of immeasurable grief, we pray for strength and encouragement.

Our faith in you, Lord God, is what keeps us standing. You give us life, you give us sunshine, you give us the propensity for love, and that is more than enough. At a distressing time like this, we are also reminded of the frailty of life, our fleeting place in this world. We pray that you guide us to be wiser, to be kinder, and to be more appreciative of whatever time we have left.

We know, Almighty Father, that there is no sudden death in Your divine splendor. Our loved one is now at peace in Heaven, surrounded by radiance and infinite love. May we live beautifully from this day forward and use us, to give solace to others who may experience similar times of great loss and devastation. In Jesus’ name we pray,


Prayer for Eternal Life for the Faithful Departed

O Lord, your sorrowing Mother stood by your cross; help us in our sorrows to share your sufferings.

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.

Shepherd of all, in death you remained hidden from the world; teach us to love our hidden spiritual life with you and the Father.

In your role as the new Adam, you went down among the dead to release all the just there since the beginning; grant that all who are dead in sin may hear your voice and rise to new life.

Son of the living God, you have allowed us through baptism to be buried with you; grant that we may also rise with you in baptism and walk in newness of life. Amen.

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Prayers for Family and Friends of the Deceased

Lord, Our Saviour. We ask you to guide the deceased’s family and friends. Help them to recover from the pain of loss. Through their faith in you, may they accept your will. And with a strong heart be able to go on with their daily lives eventually. Amen.

O God, we grieve for those that are experiencing devastating loss of their loved-ones. Send down your holy spirit and touch their lives. Please comfort and heal their heavy hearts. Make their faith strong through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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.

In the passing of a loved one, those who most suffer are the ones who are left behind.
After giving them the grace of mourning,
may you gift them with the peace and love
of acceptance and comfort.
May a fresh and renewing breeze flow into
the cracks of their hearts and mend their anguish.
May the light of the Holy Spirit lull them into serenity that their loved ones are safe and at peace in your Eternal Garden.

prayer for protection from sudden death

  1. Decree and declare that longevity is your portion. Ask God to elongate your life span beyond medical reports in Jesus name.
  2. Deuteronomy 11:21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
  1. Pray and destroy every forces of darkness that may want to cut short your life through sickness and accidents.
  2. Ask God to give you the grace to see your children and your grand children with good health and prosperity.
  3. I decree that the siege of untimely death in your family is broken, whatever as been killing people around you won’t reach you in Jesus name.
  4. Longevity is your new identity, you will cross the lane of 120years in Jesus name.


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