Prayer for a Funeral

Heavenly Father,

We gather here today to say goodbye to a loved one who has passed away. We give You thanks for the time we were able to spend with them and for the memories, we will always hold dear.

We ask for Your peace to surround us as we mourn and remember our loved one. We pray for Your grace in the midst of this sorrow and pain and ask for Your hope and joy to be our strength.

Lord, we ask for Your comfort and peace to surround us during this difficult time. We also lift up the family and friends of our loved one, asking for Your strength and grace to sustain them. We pray for Your love and presence to fill their hearts and minds in the days and weeks to come.

We thank You for the time we were able to spend with our loved one and we trust in Your sovereign plan.

This we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

John 14:1-4 ESV

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

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Romans 8:38-39 ESV

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Revelation 21:4 ESV

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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