A Prayer for the Dying

Heavenly Father, we come before You today with heavy hearts, as we pray for our loved one who is nearing the end of their earthly journey. We trust in Your promise of eternal life and the hope of the resurrection. Even in the midst of this difficult time, we know that You are sovereign and we place our trust in You.

Comfort and sustain our loved one as they transition from this life to the next. Be with them in their final moments and guide them according to Your will and Your purposes. We ask that You grant them peace and rest, and that You would be a light to guide them in the way everlasting.

We also ask for Your comfort and peace for their family and friends who will grieve their loss. Help us to trust in Your sovereign plan and will, and to find solace in the knowledge that Your mercies are new every morning, and Your loving kindness endures forever.

We pray all of this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

John 11:25-26 ESV

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

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Psalm 23:4 ESV

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

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Philippians 1:21 ESV

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

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