A Prayer for the Bereaved and Deceased
Lord Jesus, You hold out a hand of love to so many who seek your help. Take hold of our hands this day and see us through this time of sorrow and loss. Renew our faith in your healing touch and help us to place our trust in your gentle care. In the days that lie ahead, keep us close to you, that we may find comfort and peace in the nearness of your unfailing love.
We pray for (name of the deceased) and commend him/her to your love and compassion. Forgive his/her sins, and grant him/her a place of happiness, light, and peace in the
kingdom of your glory forever. Amen.
Prayers for Intercession
In baptism, (name of the deceased) died with Christ. May he/she now share the fullness of life with the Risen Lord. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us. We pray that our family may find comfort through faith in Christ and the support of the Christian community. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us. May we live our lives in the love of God’s presence. May we be reunited with (name of the deceased) someday when God calls us. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us. We pray for all who care for the sick and the dying and for all our healthcare workers. Keep them safe and free from harm. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us. Guide with your wisdom all those who are working to protect us at this time of trial. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us. We pray for all who have died, especially our relatives and friends, that they may enjoy eternal life in heaven. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
Lord God, You listen to the voice of our pleading. Let us find in your Son, comfort in our
sadness, certainty in our doubt, and courage to live through this hour. Make our faith
strong through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through
the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Prayer from corkandcross.org.