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Catholic Prayers For The Dead

May these prayers give you guidance during a trying time.

The Catholic Church teaches that when a person passes away, their soul either goes to Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory. The term ‘repose of the soul’ is a way to pray for the resting of one’s soul after death.

In this regard, there are many Catholic prayers for the dead. These prayers are used to spiritually connect and find meaning following the death of a loved one. (Read: Prayer for Families Facing a Loved One’s Death This Quarantine)

Prayers at time of death

Go forth, Christian soul, from this world
in the name of God the almighty Father,
who created you,
in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
who suffered for you,
in the name of the Holy Spirit,
who was poured out upon you,
go forth, faithful Christian,
May you live in peace this day,
may your home be with God in Zion,
with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,
with Joseph, and all the angels and saints.

Catholic prayers for the dying and the sick

Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world,
we pray for your servant N.,
and commend him/her to your mercy.
For his/her sake you came down from heaven;
receive him/her now into the joy of your kingdom.
For though he/she has sinned,
he/she has not denied the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
but has believed in God
and has worshipped his/her Creator.

Father, your Son accepted our sufferings
to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness.
Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brother/sister.
May all who suffer pain, illness or disease
realize that they have been chosen to be saints
and know that they are joined to Christ
in his suffering for the salvation of the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Prayers for a peaceful death

All praise and glory are yours, Lord our God,
for you have called us to serve you in love.
Bless all who have grown old in your service
and give N. strength and courage
to continue to follow Jesus your Son.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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