Prayer for the Funeral

Heavenly Father,

We come to You today with a heavy heart as we say goodbye to our beloved. We know that only You have the power to heal our broken hearts and bring us peace in this difficult time.

We ask for Your comfort and grace to surround us as we grieve. Give us strength to face the days ahead and help us to trust in Your sovereign plan. We ask that You would give wisdom and guidance to those who are caring for us during this time of loss.

We pray for the family and friends of our loved one, that they would find comfort in Your presence and hope in Your promises.

We give You all the praise and honor, for You are the God of all comfort and the giver of eternal life. In Jesus’ precious name we pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

John 14:27 ESV

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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Isaiah 41:10 ESV

fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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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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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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Psalm 34:18 ESV

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

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