Give them eternal peace, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Say “Catholic Prayer At Death” May their souls, as well as the souls of all the faithful dead, rest in peace, thanks to God’s grace. Amen.
O Lord, your sorrowing Mother stood by your cross; allow us to experience your pains in our sorrows.
You have produced the harvest of eternal life for us, like a seed buried in the ground; make us always dead to sin and alive to God.
Shepherd of all, you remained hidden from the world even in death; teach us to love our hidden spiritual existence with you and the Father.
As the new Adam, you descended down among the dead to free all the righteous who had been there before the beginning; grant that those who are dead in sin may hear your voice and rise to new life.
You, Son of the Living God, have enabled us to be buried with you through baptism; grant that we may also rise with you in baptism and walk in newness of life. Amen.
Catholic prayers for the dead and dying
The following Catholic prayers are for use in connection with death and dying. Some are designed for a certain moment in an individual’s journey, while others are intended for use by family and friends after death. All of these should provide some relief and comfort during a difficult period.
Prayers for the dead
Leave this earth, Christian soul.
in the name of the All-Powerful Father,
who made you,
in the name of Jesus Christ, the living God’s Son,
who endured in your place,
Greetings in the name of the Holy Spirit,
who has been poured out on you,
go forward, devoted Christian,
May you have a peaceful day today,
May God make you a house in Zion.
with Mary, God’s virgin Mother,
with Joseph, as well as all the angels and saints
Catholic prayers for the ill and dying
Lord Jesus Christ, the world’s Saviour,
We pray for N., your servant.
and entrust him/her to your mercy.
You descended from heaven for his/her sake;
Accept him/her into the bliss of your kingdom right now.
Despite the fact that he/she has sinned,
He or she has not denied the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit.
but has faith in God
and has revered his/her Creator
Your Son, Father, accepted our pains.
to teach us the virtue of patience in the face of human disease
Hear our prayers for our ill brother/sister.
May all who are afflicted with pain, illness, or disease get relief.
recognize they have been chosen as saints
and are aware that they are linked to Christ
in his agony for the sake of the world’s salvation
We make our request in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayers for a peaceful death
Lord our God, all acclaim and honor are yours.
because you have called us to love you and serve you.
Bless all who have grown old in your service
and give N. bravery and strength
to continue following Jesus, your Son
We make our request in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Catholic funeral eulogies
When the end appears to be near, the following prayer may be said:
I congratulate you, my beloved brother/sister.
to all-powerful God,
and give you over to your Creator.
May you find your way back to Him.
who created you out of earth’s dust
May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints be with you.
come to meet you when you leave this life
May Christ, who was killed for you, have mercy on you.
bring you liberty and peace
May Christ, who died for you, have mercy on you.
Allow you to enter his paradise garden.
May Christ, the Good Shepherd, guide you.
Recognize you as a member of his flock.
May He pardon all of your sins,
And make you one of those He has selected.
May you be able to see your Redeemer face to face.
And appreciate God’s vision for all eternity.
Check: Catholic Prayer For The Sick
Texts that are brief
- What will separate us from Christ’s love? (Romans 8:35)
- We are the Lord’s, whether we live or die. (Romans 14:8)
- We will always be in the presence of the Lord. (1 Tim 4:17)
- I lift up my soul to you, O LORD. (Psalm 25:1)
- Even if I had to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I would not be afraid because you are with me. (Psalm 23:4)
- I entrust my spirit to your care. Psalm 31:6a
- Remember me, Jesus, when you come into your kingdom. (Matthew 23:42)
- Please accept my spirit, Lord Jesus. (See Acts 7:59.)
Please pray for me, Holy Mary.
Saint Joseph, please pray for me.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, please help me in my final pain.
Prayers immediately upon death
The following prayers should be said soon after death and again in the hours that follow:
Come to his/her rescue, God’s saints!
Come meet him/her, Lord’s Angels!
Accept his or her soul and present it to God the Most High.
May Christ, who called you, receive you into His arms.
May the Angels guide you to Abraham’s side.
Lord, grant him/her eternal rest.
and may your light shine on him/her indefinitely.
Let us say a prayer.
God, all-powerful and kind,
We commend N., your servant, to you.
In your kindness and love,
blot out the transgressions he/she has made
because of human frailty
He/she died in this world:
Allow him/her to live with you indefinitely.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.