Funeral Prayers

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.

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A Gaelic Farewell

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun...

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Almighty God, in Your Great Love

Almighty God, in your great love
you crafted us by your hand
and b...

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Catholic Funeral Prayer

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence...

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Catholic Funeral Prayer for a Woman

We beseech Thee, O Lord,
in Thy mercy,
to have pity on the soul of...

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Catholic Prayer for the Dead

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our...

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Catholic Prayer for the Deceased

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine...

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Christ Be With Me

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ b...

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Christian Funeral Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, refresh me.
Wate...

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Day by Day

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you
for all the benefits you have won for us,
for...

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Eternal God and Father

Eternal God and Father,
we praise you that you have made...

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Father in Heaven

Father in heaven, we praise your name
for all who have finished...

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Funeral Prayer

Almighty God,
you love everything you have made
and judge us with infinite mercy and...

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Funeral Prayer for a Child

God of all mystery, whose ways are beyond understanding,
lead us, who grieve...

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Funeral Prayer for the Family

O God, you do not willingly grieve or afflict your children.
Look ...

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Funeral Service Prayer

Heavenly Father,
you have not made us for darkness and death,
but for...

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God Our Refuge and Strength

God our refuge and strength,
close at hand in our distress;
meet us in...

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God be in my Head, and in my...

God be in my head,
and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes,
and in my looking;
God...

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women
and...

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Indian Prayer

When I am dead,
Cry for me a little,
Think of me sometimes
But...

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Living God, You Have Lit the Day with the Sun's Light

Living God, you have lit the day with the sun’s light
and the midnight...

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Lord God of All

Lord God, creator of all,
you have made us creatures of this...

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Lord Jesus, Our Redeemer

Lord Jesus, our redeemer,
you willingly gave yourself up to death,
so that all might be...

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Lord in Weakness or in Strength

Lord, in weakness or in strength
we bear your image.
We pray...

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Lord, make us instruments of your peace

St Francis of Assisi

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow...

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Prayer for Funerals

God our Father,
we thank you that you have made each of us
in your own image,
and ...

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Prayer for Mourners

Father of all mercies and God of all consolation,
you pursue us with untiring love
and...

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Psalm 23 Funeral Prayer

Revised Standard Version

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want;
he makes me lie down in green...

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Psalm of Comfort

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee,...

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Soul of Christ Sanctify Me

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of...

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Sudden Death Prayer

God of hope,
we come to you in shock and grief and confusion of heart.
Help us...

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THE SERENITY PRAYER

Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot...

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Thanksgiving for the Life of the Deceased

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has...

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The Lord is Here

The Lord is here,
his Spirit is with us.
We need not fear,
his Spirit is...

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The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven;
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy...

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