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, In Need Or Trial, Longing

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, In 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, Thanks

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

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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Dying & Loss, Traditional

Prayers For Those Who Grieve

Loving God, you pursue us with untiring love and dispel the shadow of death with the bright dawn of life. Give courage to us in our loss and sorrow. Be our refuge and strength, O Lord, reassure us of your continuing love and lift us from the depths of grief into the peace and light of your presence. Your Son, our…

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Dying & Loss

‘Last Words’ of St Terisa Of Avila

My Lord, it is time to move on. Well then, may your will be done. O my Lord and my partner, the hour that I have longed for has come. It is time for us to meet one another. – St Terisa Of Avila 1515-1582AD

Celtic, Creation, Dying & Loss

The Ebb And Flow

As it was, As it is, As it shall be Evermore, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow.   – From the Carmina Gedalica – Submitted by Doug