Prayer To Say When Someone Dies

Death is, unfortunately, something that is here to stay. Many people are either not religious or have heard that prayers for a deceased person do not work. This is simply not true. Prayer for the dead is a sacred ritual that many condemn themselves with to ensure a safe passage into the afterlife.

A death is a terrible tragedy and commiseration of the family comes before any other thing. The best thing you can do for anyone in this kind of situation is to offer your prayer and concern. An individual who’s gone through such an event understands very well what this difficult time entails. For those who are left behind are under considerable stress and pressure that affects the entire family.

Things have been difficult for a long time now. You cry yourself to sleep. It feels like this sickness has been a part of your family for your entire life, and it never goes away. When people come over, they ask how you are holding up, expecting a heart-wrenching sob story. You can’t help but feel like they’re asking because they want to see how much worse off you are than them. They want details – the more disgusting, the better.

Losing a loved one can be very difficult for all those who are left behind to mourn. There are no words that truly can help anyone cope with their death, but saying the right things can give comfort to those who are still living. The following is a prayer you can say when someone dies.

Prayer To Say When Someone Dies

Even though your loved one has already passed away, you can still pray for his or her soul to find healing and peace from the sudden passing that has happened. You can adapt this prayer in whatever ways best express your specific situation:

“God, we were shocked by the sudden departure of [person’s name], but nothing surprises you. Only you know the state of his or her soul. We entrust [person’s name] completely to you. Please give [him or her] all the healing and peace necessary to let go of any unfinished business from [his or her] earthly life and to move forward according to your will. Send [person’s name] our love, and we love you, God. Thank you. Amen.”

Prayer To Say When Someone Dies

Rejoice in Your Kingdom Prayer
Almighty and Everlasting God, losing someone you love so much suddenly is very hard. As we go through this season of mourning heavenly Father, we ask you to give us the peace that surpasses all understanding. Father, we rest knowing that your faithful servant is rejoicing in your kingdom. We thank you and magnify your name for loving them so much that you saw it fit to take them back home where we truly belong. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen.

Eternal Rest Prayer
Compassionate and Gracious God, we come to you today to thank you for giving us a chance to live with our loved ones who recently left this world to come into your presence. Lord God Almighty, we know that they were not perfect, but they did love you with all their heart and truly repented for their sins. May they find love and peace in your presence. Do not let our loved one to be parted from you, let your faithful servant enjoy your glory forever. In Jesus’ powerful name, I believe and pray. Amen.

The Joy of Seeing Them Again Prayer
Heavenly Father, we are going through a very rough time as a family. The sudden demise of our beloved relative has left us in shock and pain. But Father, you tell us in the word that we should not mourn like unbelievers. Lord, our beloved has been your faithful servant, and because of that, our hearts are full of hope and joy because we know that we shall be reunited with them when Jesus comes or when we come home. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Close to You Prayer
Father of Enduring Faithfulness, as a believer in Christ, to be away from the body is to be with you. I know that my loved one is with you right now in heaven, enjoying your closeness. Lord though it is difficult to accept that they are gone, I know that you love them so much and that is why you took them. Jesus may they bask in your glory as we all wait for you to come back and take us all into your presence where there is no mourning and sorrow. I pray this, trusting and believing. Amen.

Fill the Gap Prayer
Jesus, my Savior, times and seasons are in your able hand. You know when we will be born and when we will leave this earth and come back home. You knew that our loved one would not be with us today. We want to praise you for the time we had with them. As we go through this mourning season, Lord, we pray that you give us a deep sense of peace. We know that no one can ever take the place of our loved one, that is why we are asking you to fill the gap that our loved one has left in our lives with your love. May we find comfort in you alone. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen.

Understanding Prayer
Lord, my Creator and Sustainer, why did it have to happen like this? Why did it have to be our beloved one? I am so empty on the inside, Lord. I don’t know how to face each day, dear God. Please, Father, remove this hurt that is growing in my heart. Replace it with your unconditional love. Help my family and me to understand that it is because of the deep love you have for our beloved that you have ushered them into your presence. It is in Jesus’ name, I believe and pray. Amen.

The Battle Is Not Lost Prayer
Our Lord of victory, we ask that our loved one who has left us will rest in peace. We thank you that she did not lose this battle, for she is with you in Paradise. Her heart was prepared for eternity with you. Death has been swallowed up in victory. We thank you, our God, for you give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. As we cherish this confident hope, we are steadfast and immovable, knowing our work is not in vain. Amen.

Commend Their Soul Prayer
Righteous Savior, I commend the soul of my relative who left us a few days ago to come into your hands. I want to thank you for placing them in our life here on earth. I glorify your name for giving us such a wonderful person, they have been a blessing to us.  We are grateful that you saw it fit to take away the pain they have been going through by welcoming them into paradise where there is no weeping and sorrow. We rest knowing that their soul is now with you, Lord Jesus. We pray this, trusting and believing. Amen.

Abide with You Prayer
Father, Lover of our souls, although we grieve losing our loved one, we are grateful that he slipped out of this world peacefully. Now we ask you to receive him into your presence to abide with you forever. Raise him up on that last day, for his hope was in your name. He did not believe in vain. We thank you that Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, as the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. Amen.

Compassion Prayer
God of Immeasurable Mercies, we stand before you today in confidence because we know that death has nothing on us who believe in you. Have compassion for our relatives who have departed this world recently. Show them tender mercies for they sinned in one way or another before their sudden demise. We may have questioned and said things that are not pleasing to you. Lord, show us compassion and help us to accept what has happened so that we can heal. In Jesus’ holy name, we pray. Amen.

The Anointing of Comfort Prayer
Precious Savior, may our loved one who has passed be received into your glory. We thank you for the anointing of comfort you give us, for, with you, there is forgiveness of sins and hope for eternity. With you, there is lovingkindness and redemption in abundance. We are comforted in knowing that she was at peace with you. We thank you that in Christ, all will be made alive. We thank you, Jesus, that you will put the enemy of death under your feet. Amen.

Strength Prayer
God of Heaven’s Armies, we are in shock and pain. We do not know how we will pull through this Lord. Our loved one has left us in the most unexpected way Lord. While we know that we are only here for a season, Lord, it is hard to come to terms with what has happened. Lord, we need divine strength in this family. Fill our hearts with courage and help us to accept that our dear one is now with you. Let this knowledge of them joining you in paradise be our source of comfort and strength. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

The Hope Set Before Us Prayer
God of compassion, we are blessed and infused with hope, even though we are in deep sorrow at losing our loved one. We praise you that there is no condemnation for those who place their hope in Christ Jesus. Even though his physical body is dead, his spirit is alive. May he enjoy rest in your presence. Thank you for the righteousness your son, Jesus, purchased on the cross. We are blessed to have this hope set before us. Amen.

Thankful for Their Life Prayer
Heavenly Father, I come to you with a grateful heart even as I mourn the loss of my loved one. It may be a loss for us, but it is gain for your kingdom. Lord, I thank you for the times that you gave us to spend with our relatives. Thank you for making them belong to this family. I bless you for honoring us with such an influential person that loved us with the love of Christ and was light in the world. May your name be praised forever even as our loved one stands in your presence today. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray. Amen.

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