29 Best Closing Prayers for Funerals – Last words for the deceased have been said for generations and are often followed by a closing prayer. After the funeral, reciting a closing prayer is a means to convey comfort and peace to people during this difficult time. Here are some wonderful ending prayers to consider.
Table of Prayers
Funeral Prayer at the End
Father of Mercy, hear our petitions and comfort us. Please restore our faith in your Son, whom you raised from the grave. Strengthen our trust in the resurrection of Christ, who lives and reigns with you now and forever. May the benefits of Jesus’ death and resurrection be bestowed upon us and those who have gone before us. Let us look forward with hope to the day when Jesus returns and we will be able to enjoy the fullness of your promises for all eternity. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer of Thanksgiving for Life
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the gift of this earthly life. We thank you for our brother’s or sister’s life, for the years you gave them, and for the character you formed in them. We are grateful for their life, for every memory of love and joy, for every good deed and every pain they shared with us. We thank you for the peace he/she now has in Christ. We thank you for lending him/her to us for a moment, and we applaud you for the eternal splendor we will enjoy. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Eternal Life
We thank you, faithful Father, that you are the Lord of life. We thank you for creating us in your image, reflecting your truth and light. We thank you for your child’s life, the love he or she received from you, and the love with which he or she loved us. We await the resurrection of the dead at the return of Jesus Christ with bated breath. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to live alongside all of your people in a world free of sin, misery, and death. We desire to meet you and be reunited with our loved one. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We thank you, Father, for how you’ve assisted everyone of us over the last few days and weeks. Many people in this crowd are still taken aback. Others are in a state of suspended disbelief that their much-loved has died. However, the moment has come to conclude this chapter, and we pledge to keep every person who came here today. Provide for their comfort, grace, serenity, and even financial provision. Show yourself powerful and formidable on their behalf, O God. Be adequate in any scenario and necessity. Maintain them. Give them more power. Make provisions for them. Allow them to feel your arms of protection and loving care as they move on after the death of a loved one, O God. We ask in Jesus’ powerful name, Amen.
Prayer for Grace and Life
Compassionate God, we thank you for [namelife, ]’s which he completed loving you and trusting in your promises. We thank you for giving them life and grace, as well as the calm in which they now rest. Lord, have compassion on our sorrow and fill our hearts with appreciation for you. Your children are created in your image; please assist us in following you in mind, body, and spirit. We praise your name because you are the source of all good and perfect gifts, including eternal life. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
A Prayer for Solace in Loneliness
God of peace, as we conclude this time of gathering and bid our final farewell to our deceased loved one, we pray for your comfort to be bestowed onto every friend and family member. Every day, spend time with them. Allow them to experience your loving and powerful presence in their hearts. We ask that your Spirit be their continuous companion as they adjust to life without their loved one, assuring them of your love and care. Fill their desire and emptiness with your boundless love. Allow them to rest in your capable hands, especially in the coming days and weeks. God of comfort, make your presence known to everyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Amen.
Prayer for Cherished Memories
Heavenly Father, we thank you for creating us in your image and bestowing upon us abilities and talents that we can use to serve you. We are grateful for [name’s] one-of-a-kind presents. We thank you for the image of yourself that we saw in him/her, the affection we received from him/her, and the memories we have of him/her. May we be filled with the strength and courage to place him/her in your care. Lord, comfort us in our pain and assure us of your promise of eternal life. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Good and magnificent God, we bid our final farewell to our departed loved one. We are saddened since we will no longer be able to see him/her. But we also rejoice because we know our loved one is enjoying your presence right now, free of illness or pain. We are overjoyed because we know our loved one is safe and at peace. You have welcomed this person into glory and liberated him or her from all bodily limitations as well as mental and emotional troubles. Thank you very much for this great gift of eternal life. As we conclude the ceremony, may all of these wonderful thoughts be an encouragement to all of our friends and family who have joined us today. Amen.
Prayer for Death and Resurrection
Thank you, God, for creating the cosmos and all in it. You created humans in your likeness and granted us eternal life as an inheritance. On the basis of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, we commend [name] to you today. May he/she be glorified when he/she confronts you. We celebrate your promises of forgiveness, joy, and peace to all those who love you. Show us kindness in our grief and provide us joy through the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Father in heaven, this has been a time of immense emotional, mental, and physical stress for all of this dearly departed one’s friends and family members. They had assembled now to say their final goodbyes and pray their final prayers. Please provide refreshment to the hearts and minds of those affected by this loss as everyone returns to their homes and regular routines. Recharge their batteries. Rekindle their enthusiasm for life and relationships. Allow them to see your sustaining grace on a daily basis. Give them the determination to recover from their loss and face the next days with more hope, energy, and focus. With eagerness, we pray for your favor. Amen.
Prayer of Compassion
O Lord, our God, you are our refuge and support in times of adversity. Meet us in our grief and lead us to the comfort and light of your kind hand. Dispel our dread with your love, make us feel less lonely with your presence, and refresh our hope with your promises. Help us to believe in your love in the midst of darkness and light, pain and joy. May we faithfully serve you and glorify your name. You are always gracious, merciful, and considerate. In the light of your glory and grace, send your Holy Spirit to comfort our hearts. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
I pledge every person who has come here today to you, Creator of all. We close this service and, ostensibly, mark the end of our period of mourning. The days may bring feelings of loneliness and despair. As a result, we implore you to assist every family member and close friend of our sadly departed one. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they make changes in the coming days. We hope that as they adjust to the loss of physical contact and direct conversation with this loved one, your grace will guide them through the transition with serenity and acceptance. Be a strong arm of support for them, O God. Amen.
Prayer for Solace in Bereavement
Everlasting Father, please hear our petitions and console us in our sorrow. Restore our faith in the name of Jesus Christ, whom you rose from the dead. You, O Lord, gave us life, and we die in your embrace. May your loving arms comfort and hug us in our loss and shock. We put our faith in your eternal life. Give us hope in our perplexity and the grace to spend our lives in appreciation to you. O Lord, may the words of our mouths and the thoughts of our hearts be acceptable in your sight. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Peace During Grief
You are the firstborn from the dead, Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that you will raise up your devoted people’s bodies to be like you in glory. We ask that you provide us the blessing of peace in the midst of our suffering. You were crucified and resurrected, and you now sit at the right hand of the Father, interceding for your people. We look forward to the day when you will triumphantly raise us along with him/her, and we will stand before you in the majesty of your heavenly kingdom. Amen, in your powerful name.
Prayer for Death’s Victory
Heavenly Father, with your might, Christ overcame death and soared into glory. In the name of Jesus, our Lord, we place [name] in your care. We thank you for creating everyone of us in your likeness. We thank you now as we remember [name], whom you provided to us and then took away. We entrust him/her to your mercy and ask that you will show us the way of life and the fullness of joy in your presence for all eternity. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer of Solace
Merciful Father, while we grieve the passing of [name] and praise you for his/her life, we beseech you to have compassion on us. You have vowed to be near to people who are broken-hearted and crushed in spirit. Lord, draw near to us, and may we find solace in your presence. Rest our weary spirits and replace our dread with faith. You are the path, the truth, and the way of life. Assist us in following you, getting to know you, and discovering life in you. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Thank you for your deliverance.
Oh, God, we thank you for rescuing us from the grip of the grave. We appreciate you for rescuing us from the clutches of death. As we lay this lovely soul’s body to rest, we thank you that their spirit has already ascended to you. May they rest in peace until the allotted time for us to get our glorified bodies arrives. Keep us aware of our own mortality, so that we might live with the ideals of eternity in mind. Amen.
The Irrevocable Promise is praised.
Oh Lord, we leave this service clinging to your unbreakable promise. Our loved one who has passed on before us has been delivered from the tyranny of death. We thank you for making it possible for us to avoid the judgment that is properly ours. We are grateful that as we put our trust in you, we are rewarded with the redemption that you purchased. We have no reason to be concerned about what occurs after death because you have rescued us from darkness and disaster. Amen.
Gratitude for Love
We depart in awe of your boundless love, God. You love us so much that you sent your only begotten Son so that whoever believes in you would not perish but will have eternal life. Your Son went through death so that we could go through life. We appreciate you for your love, and we thank you that our loved one’s death is merely a release from a mortal body of agony, sickness, and tears. This knowledge should provide us comfort. Amen.
Prayer to Our One and Only Provider
Lord, you stand ready to demonstrate that you are our genuine and only Helper. You eliminate death’s power even after it has put its chilly grasp on us. We are guilty before you, but you are our great Helper, throwing out our sins and assuaging our grief. May we now go out, spreading this knowledge to others. May they also recognize you as their Savior, so that they can be cleansed of their sins and courageous in the face of death. Amen.
Prayer for Seeing Jesus
Lord, we leave here mourning the loss of a loved one while recalling your tremendous gift to us. We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now adorned with glory and honor because he endured death so that, by God’s grace, he might taste death for everyone. We know, because of Jesus, that even if we are momentarily separated, we shall all be raised together and reunited. Amen.
Prayer Until We Meet Again
Because of your immense generosity, God, our Father, we are not saying “goodbye,” but “until we meet again.” Our loved one has left us, yet he or she is not forgotten. We commend their spirit to you; nurture their soul and enfold them in your love until we meet at the feet of Jesus. May your arms encompass this family until then. In this season of pain and loss, hide them beneath your wings. Be their steadfast companion in times of adversity and their steadfast companion in times of loneliness. Amen.
Prayer in Your Presence
Our hearts are not worried, Father. We believe in you and in your sacrificial Son, Jesus. We believe in Jesus’ promise to prepare a place for us in our Father’s house. And we know that Jesus has accepted our deceased loved one into His presence. We are grateful that you will return to usher us all into your presence so that we might be present where you are. We appreciate you pointing us in the right direction. Amen.
Prayer for the Gone but Not Forgotten
God, we are crushed and desolate by the loss of our great friend, but we have not lost our buddy, nor have we lost your love. Thank you for easing our grief with your compassionate words of truth and comfort. Thank you for giving us hope for our eternal home, where no evil will touch us and our tears will be wiped away. Thank you for ensuring that our friend is presently waiting for us. We are looking forward to the day when we can all be together again. Keep us going until then. Amen.
Our Forefather’s Prayer
Lord, our lovely Lord Jesus, we are eternally grateful to have you as our precursor and Great High Priest. We appreciate you for showing us the road — both in death and in fresh life. We thank you for this unshakable anchor for our souls — the hope that enters the divine realm behind the veil. Our optimistic expectation is based on our trusting God. Our current anguish at the loss of a loved one, as well as all other problems, will be a thing of the past. Thank you for going ahead of us. Amen.
Prayer for Being Blessed to Be With Jesus
We are relieved, God, that our loved one has passed from our arms into your presence. Your presence is divine. All we need for serenity, joy, rest, and love is your presence. We know that our loved one is in your presence, reveling in your radiance, radiance, radiance, radiance, radiance, radiance, radiance, radiance, radiance, radiance, radi We long for the day when we can be in your company as much as our lost loved one is. In the meanwhile, please assist us to remain faithful and diligent in building your kingdom. Amen.
Make Us Trustworthy Prayer
Lord, we have commemorated our deceased loved one’s life and faith. We beg you to make us as faithful as our loved one was. Make us as steadfast as Abraham, who looked forward to the city whose architect and builder is God. Help us not to become so preoccupied with this life’s events that we lose sight of our ultimate destiny. Make us faithful, focused on you, and committed to bringing as many people as possible to the city of God. Amen.
The Prayer-Transcending Bond
We have honored the memory of our loved one today, Loving God, but we know this is only a temporary separation. We have a link with you, Jesus Christ, our Savior, that transcends the end of our mortal life and transports us to a better realm. We look forward to resting in your company, just as our loved one is doing right now. We look forward to the day when our faith will be transformed into sight and we will be able to meet you face to face and be reunited with those who have gone before us. Lord Jesus, come. Amen.
Wonderful Prayer of Expectation
As we conclude this memorial service, Lord of Life, we rejoice in our magnificent expectancy. We appreciate your assurance that someday we shall have a grand reunion in the heavens, where there will be no more farewells. We eagerly await the day when you emerge, and we will be like you. We will accept you exactly as you are. And it is for this reason that we have celebrated, rather than mourned, the life of this great saint today – because we know that this is not the end, but the beginning. Amen.