Funeral Verses & Written ContentPrayers for Funerals

Here is a selection of prayers for funerals. Your vicar or religious leader, if you have one, will be able to advise and guide you too.

    God be in my head,
    and in my understanding;
    God be in my eyes,
    and in my looking;
    God be in my mouth,
    and in …

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      Living God, you have lit the day with the sun’s light
      and the midnight with shining stars.
      Lighten our hearts with the bright beams
      of …

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        God of hope,
        we come to you in shock and grief and confusion of heart.
        Help us to find peace in the knowledge
        of your …

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        • St Francis of Assisi
        Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
        Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
        Where there is injury, pardon;
        Where there is discord, union;
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          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 …

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            Christ be with me, Christ within me,
            Christ behind me, Christ before me,
            Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
            Christ to comfort and restore …

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              Almighty God, in your great love
              you crafted us by your hand
              and breathed life into us by your Spirit.
              Although we became a rebellious …

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                Father in heaven, we praise your name
                for all who have finished this life loving and trusting you,
                for the example of their lives,
                the …

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                • Revised Standard Version
                The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want;
                he makes me lie down in green pastures.
                He leads me beside still waters;
                He restores …

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                  God our refuge and strength,
                  close at hand in our distress;
                  meet us in our sorrow and lift our eyes
                  to the peace and light …

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                    Lord, in weakness or in strength
                    we bear your image.
                    We pray for those we love
                    who now live in a land of shadows,
                    where …

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                      God our Father,
                      Your power brings us to birth,
                      Your providence guides our lives,
                      and by Your command we return to dust.

                      Lord, those …

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                        O God, you do not willingly grieve or afflict your children.
                        Look with pity on the suffering of this family in their loss.
                        Sustain them …

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                          Almighty God,
                          you love everything you have made
                          and judge us with infinite mercy and justice.
                          We rejoice in your promises of pardon, joy and …

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                            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 …

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                              God our Father,
                              we thank you that you have made each of us
                              in your own image,
                              and given us gifts and talents with which …

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                                Lord God, creator of all,
                                you have made us creatures of this earth
                                but have also promised us a share in life eternal:
                                receive our …

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                                  Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord,
                                  and let perpetual light shine upon them.
                                  May the souls of the faithful departed
                                  through the mercy of …

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                                    God of all mystery, whose ways are beyond understanding,
                                    lead us, who grieve at this untimely death,
                                    to a new and deeper faith in your …

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                                      Our Father who art in heaven;
                                      Hallowed be Thy Name;
                                      Thy kingdom come;
                                      Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
                                      Give …

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                                        Lord Jesus, our redeemer,
                                        you willingly gave yourself up to death,
                                        so that all might be saved and pass from death to life.
                                        By dying …

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                                          We beseech Thee, O Lord,
                                          in Thy mercy,
                                          to have pity on the soul of Thy handmaid;
                                          do Thou, Who hast freed her
                                          from the …

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                                            Father of all mercies and God of all consolation,
                                            you pursue us with untiring love
                                            and dispel the shadow of death
                                            with the bright dawn …

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                                              The Lord is here,
                                              his Spirit is with us.
                                              We need not fear,
                                              his Spirit is with us.
                                              We are surrounded by love,
                                              his Spirit …

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                                                Hail Mary, full of grace
                                                The Lord is with thee
                                                Blessed art thou among women
                                                and blessed
                                                is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
                                                Holy …

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                                                • Reinhold Niebuhr
                                                God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Living one day …

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                                                  Eternal God and Father,
                                                  we praise you that you have made people
                                                  to share life together
                                                  and to reflect your glory in the world.
                                                  We …

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                                                    Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
                                                    Body of Christ, save me.
                                                    Blood of Christ, refresh me.
                                                    Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
                                                    Passion of …

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                                                      May the road rise to meet you,
                                                      May the wind be always at your back,
                                                      May the sun shine warm upon your face,
                                                      May the …

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                                                        As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.
                                                        My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: …

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                                                          God our Father,
                                                          Your power brings us to birth,
                                                          Your providence guides our lives,
                                                          and by Your command we return to dust.

                                                          Lord, those …

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                                                            Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you
                                                            for all the benefits you have won for us,
                                                            for all the pains and insults you have borne for …

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                                                              When I am dead, Cry for me a little, Think of me sometimes But not too much. Think of me now and again As I was in life at some …

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                                                                Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
                                                                Body of Christ, save me.
                                                                Blood of Christ, refresh me.
                                                                Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
                                                                Passion of …

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