When we lose a loved one, we experience anguish and grief. We are heartbroken at the loss of someone so dear to us. Catholic Prayers For The Dead can help a long way. Death is horrible and affects not just ourselves, but also our immediate family and others around us.
Many people seek to find strategies to feel better after the death of a loved one. They seek assistance and understanding in order to make sense of what has occurred. This could include seeking solace from family or friends, seeking professional assistance, or simply attempting to get through it on one’s own.
Some, on the other hand, will resort to prayer.
Praying after a death might assist those in grief find peace. By praying for someone you’ve lost, you can find solace and ease your sadness.
So, whether you wish to pray for a lost loved one, remember those who have passed, or simply show support to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, try these prayers for the dead.
Table of Prayers
A Brief Prayer for the Dead
Give him eternal peace, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace.
In Jesus’ name, always love.
In Memory of Those Who Have Passed
Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be separated, whether by death or life, hear our prayers and thanksgivings for those whom we remember this day; fulfill the goal of your love in them; and bring us all, with them, to your eternal pleasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the Bereaved
Lord, have pity on those who mourn, who are numb and crushed, who are filled with grief’s sorrow, and whose strength has failed.
You are aware of all our longings and sighs: come near to us and teach us to concentrate our trust on you through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for the Unknown
May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain, but when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me (the Lord grant to him to find the Lord’s mercy on that day); and you are well aware of how many things he served at Ephesus.
Prayer for the Unknown
We meekly entrust our brothers and sisters to you, O Lord.
You embraced them with your compassionate affection in this life; free them now from all evil and bid them eternal rest.
The old order is gone; welcome them to paradise, where there will be no sorrow, tears, or anguish, but only fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
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PRAYERS FOR A DECEASED RELATIVE OR FRIEND IN THE CATHOLIC WAY
I commend you to Almighty God, my beloved [name], and entrust you to your Creator.
May you find peace in the arms of the Lord, who created you from the dust of the earth.
May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints greet you now that you’ve passed from this world.
May the Lord Jesus Christ, who was crucified for you, offer you freedom and peace.
May Christ, who died for you, welcome you into his paradise garden.
May Christ, the genuine Shepherd, accept you as a member of his flock.
May he pardon all of your faults and include you among those he has chosen.
May you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy God’s vision for the rest of your life.
Prayer for the Departed Faithful
Give them eternal peace, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. 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.