Dying & Loss

After A Death

Lord God, Amid our tears, We praise you gracious God, That you have received our loved one, In glory for eternity with You. We thank you that your love surrounds (name), That your angels surround (name), And that your arms enfold (name) in grace and peace! Comfort us now as we grieve. Enable us to let go and say “your…

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Dying & Loss, Lament

A Mourner’s Prayer

Lord God, Without your promise I could not endure this sorrow. Only the promise of your presence Enables me to carry on in these lonely times. Only your grace preserves me as I mourn. Do not let me mourn without hope! You have taken care of me in the past, Now let me be carried in your mercy. Give me…

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Dying & Loss, Need Or Trial

Find Me Lord – Ted Loder

Oh, Eternal One, it would be easier for me to pray if I were clear and of a single mind and a pure heart; if I could be done hiding from myself and from you, even in my prayers.   But, I am who I am, mixture of motives and excuses, blur of memories, quiver of hopes, knot of fear,…

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Dying & Loss

Funeral Prayer

Lord God, You have not made us for darkness and death, But for life with you for ever. Without you we have nothing to hope for, With you we have nothing to fear. Lift us from anxiety and set the light of your love before us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.   – A traditional Lutheran funeral prayer.

Dying & Loss, Need Or Trial

For Things Still Undone

Complete One, You know that sometimes I fret About what is left unfinished. Catch me when I fall backwards toward regret. Call my heart to this precious moment. Grace this very breath. Nothing I ever did was fully perfect, But Your grace makes all whole. So I trust that in You The incomplete is and will be Complete. – Matt…

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Dying & Loss, Need Or Trial

Prayer Of Release

Heavenly Father, I release to You the burdens that I have been carrying, burdens that You never intended for me to carry. I cast all my cares upon You—all my worries, all my fears. You have told me to not be anxious about anything, but rather to bring everything to You in prayer with thankfulness. Calm my restless spirit, quiet…

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Dying & Loss, Need Or Trial

Nothing To Fear

Heavenly Father, you have not made us for darkness and death, but for life with you for ever. Without you we have nothing to hope for; with you we have nothing to fear. Speak to us now your words of eternal life. Lift us from anxiety and guilt to the light and peace of your presence, and set the glory…

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Dying & Loss

In Grief And Shock

O God, who brought us to birth, and in whose arms we die, in our grief and shock contain and comfort us; embrace us with your love, give us hope in our confusion and grace to let go into new life; through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Dying & Loss, Thanksgiving

A Remembrance Prayer

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us all with the gift of this earthly life and has given to our brother/sister N his/her span of years and gifts of character. God our Father, we thank you now for all his/her life, for every memory of love and joy, for every good act…

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Dying & Loss, Need Or Trial

In The Morning Christ Will Come To Me

In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself… In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself… In the morning Christ will come to me. He will redeem my life from…

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Dying & Loss

For Comfort In Loss

Lord Jesus Christ, you comforted your disciples when you were going to die: now set our troubled hearts at rest and banish our fears. You are the way to the Father: help us to follow you. You are the truth: bring us to know you. You are the life: give us that life, to live with you now and for…

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Biblical, Dying & Loss, Easter & New Life

The Prayer Of Jonah

In great trouble I called to you Lord, And You answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry. And You answered me. You threw me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.  I…

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