By Brad Andres
Praying with the dying can be an intimidating thing. The time nearing death can be a very stressful and scary time for families and friends of the ill.
Let’s go over some of the basics of praying for someone who is nearing death. We’ve also included some sample prayers for the dying below to help guide you through this process.
If you do not know the individual, then spend some time getting to know them as a person. Ask them about their family, about their life. Find out what they are proud of, ask if they have any regrets. Discover what they believe the afterlife is going to be like.
(Read Bible Verses about Death, and Bible Verses about Heaven)
Once a rapport is established, albeit however small, then you can move onto the praying part. People need to know you care about them before you pray for them, and taking the time to ask about their life is one way to do that.
Therefore, following establishing a relationship, here are a few things to remember which will help guide you when saying prayers for the ill.
1. Do they know Jesus?
This is the most important question which you need to answer before praying with someone as they are about to pass onto the next life. If they do not know Jesus, you need to introduce them to each other as soon as possible.
In all actuality, if they do not know Jesus, then there is not much point in progressing further. Yes, you will still pray with them, for God’s comfort, peace, and rest, but if they are not going to inherit the free gift of eternal life, then what is the point? The point of praying those things is that maybe something will click, possibly the Lord could grab ahold of their hearts before death, and they may encounter Jesus before their passing. And besides, it is just courteous to bless someone in their dark hours of life.
Prayer To Know Jesus Before Dying
Come into my life.
I believe you died and rose from the grave.
I believe you live eternally in heaven.
Cleanse me from all unrighteousness.
Forgive me of all my sins.
Move into my heart.
I make you my Lord and Savior.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
I accept your gift of eternal salvation.
2. Pray for God’s peace.
Death can be frightening for some, and for others, death can be completely natural. Some who know Christ will face death fearlessly, while some others will be terrified. The same goes for those who are not in a relationship with Christ; some will be unafraid and some will be frightened.
As stated earlier, it will be good practice to pray for God’s comfort and peace regardless of that person’s level of relationship with Jesus.
A Comforting Prayer for the Dying
Help discover your peace.
Let them receive your comfort.
Help them to be at rest knowing that you care for them,
and that you love them.
Calm their soul as they move into the afterlife.
May they spend eternity with you;
may they live forever in your presence.
3. Pray for the Family
Just as death may be hard or easy for an individual, so can it be the same for any remaining family or friends. Sometimes when you have the opportunity to pray with the dying, you will be alone. Othertimes, family and friends will be present. Regardless, even if you pray this as you leave, it is still thoughtful to pray for those who will be mourning the person’s passing.
A Prayer for the Family of the Dying
Bring this family peace.
Provide them with your comfort.
Let them know you tenderly care for each and every one of them.
Lead them to be reunited with their loved one some day.
Sit with them in their mourning.
Let your presence provide rest.
Thank you, for the gift of life that brought to the world.
May he rest peacefully with you for eternity.
A final note to remember is that this time is an emotional and stressful time for all associated with the dying person. Therefore, you may be given a chance to pray, and you may not be given a chance to pray. Remember to respect all people’s wishes, and know that as you walk with God into the room, you are inviting His presence into the situation. If you pray these prayers on your way back home alone, it still carries power to allow God into the situation.
And we will finish with my prayer for you.
A Prayer for Those Going to Pray with the Dying
Give this person strength.
Grant this person confidence.
Allow them the opportunity to discover if the passing person knows you.
Give them wisdom to know when to speak and what to say.
Let them bring your presence into the room.
Let them carry your love into the situation.
Encourage them with a special gift or your presence.
If you’d like to submit a prayer request for someone who is ill, please do so below.
Brand Andres is a licensed minister and his passion is to help people understand the Bible and maximize
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What do you say to a person that is dying? What about someone who is dying without Christ? What I would say to a person who is dying in the faith of Jesus Christ is quite different that what I would say to a person that is dying and does not believe in Him. My first thought of someone who is dying without Jesus Christ is that they will be forever separated from God with no second chance of reconciliation. That the person who dies without Christ will be cut off from God for eternity is something that rends my heart. I have had experiences with both.
What to Say to a Person Dying Without Christ
I would ask them if they have ever heard about Jesus. What do they think about Him? Do they believe in God? What do they believe will happen to them after they die? Where would a person spend eternity after death? These are sobering questions that are very serious. I would never shy away from asking a person who may not have long to live these questions. There eternal destiny is at stake. The fact is that no one who is without Christ has any guarantee that they will live beyond tonight. They could die in their sleep. They could die tomorrow in an accident. I certainly would hope that they would not but the Bible says that there is a day of judgment coming. Whether they believe it or not does not change the reality of this fact.
Hebrews 9:27 actually says that we have a day that God has appointed for us to die, saying “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.” God has actually given each human being a set number of days to live. Psalm 139:16 makes this clear, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Ecclesiastes 3:2a clearly indicates that there is “a time to be born and a time to die.”
The only thing that you can say to someone who does not know Christ and is dying is to reveal to them that they will spend eternity somewhere. You can tell them that if they have lost any loved ones who were believers, they are now safely in the bosom of Jesus. This is nothing more certain than death and nothing more sure than Jesus Christ’s free offer of salvation through belief in Him. He came to earth to live a perfect life, leaving His glory in heaven. He came to have God place His holy wrath on Him in our place so that we might be able to spend eternity with Him. That is His desire. God keeps His promises and if you believe in Him, He will never leave you nor forsake you even after death (Heb 13:5). Second Peter 3:9 reveals that “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” Knowing that He doesn’t want anyone to perish without Him, if you will place your trust in Him, He will give you saving faith.
Here is all that is involved.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom 10:9).
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household” (Acts 16:31).
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
How to Pray With the Dying: 5 Helpful Tips
Tip Number One- Read and Quote The Bible
The Scriptures above are great to read again and to ensure them that since they believe in Him and all the promises that Jesus has made, then they have no worries after the die. You will most likely have to read them back to them but they may want to do this themselves. Leave it up to them, even if this means that they don’t want them read back to them. Respect their rights. Do as they say. If they profess these beliefs then we can know that they already have eternal life. John 6:54 says “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood (become a believer and participated in Communion) has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” Of course if they haven’t had a chance to be baptized or to have Communion, I try to reassure them that God is faithful and will not suffer us to remain in the grave if we believe in Him (John 3:16). There is real power in the Word of God so I try to use this power. In fact, the verses above contain the very power of God. The power is actually in the gospel as Paul says in Romans 1:16b, “because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
Tip Number Two- Comfort Them
I have experienced this situation and it is such an amazing thing being with a saint that is near death and with their having the full assurance of faith in Christ. This is somewhat easier in the sense that you can provide comfort with the surety of God’s promises from His inerrant Word. It is always good to have a person reaffirm their beliefs. The certainty of the promises of God can provide peace and comfort knowing that those who die in Christ will be absent from the body but will be present with the Lord (2 Cor 5:8).
Tip Number Three- Pray With Them
Pray with them. For me, I have been moved to tears…and that’s okay. It is completely natural. They may cry as well. There is healing in tears. It is highly likely that they have endured great suffering up to this point and that great day with the Lord is something to eagerly anticipate.
Now this is just my own personal preference and of course, you can use your own methods and words, but I love praying back some of God’s promises. You may have special verses or a prayer from the Bible that you use, but I love using the Word of God in prayer because God loves it when we pray back His promises. The Psalms for example are full of hope-filled assurances that we can count on. So here is my own personal prayer using Scriptures that I love but I don‘t include chapter and verse:
“Oh Righteous Father, we know our days are numbered in your book of life and that precious in your sight are the death of your saints. We are so thankful that we can stand on your promises and know that when we die, we are instantly in your holy presence. All of those who have gone before us, beloved friends and family, are there waiting for us. We know that death can not hold us because just as Jesus died and was resurrected, we too know that we also will be raised to eternal life. There is such peace in knowing that there will be no more tears, no more sorrow, and no more pain. What great and precious promises you have given us. We know that nothing can ever separate us from your love. No one or nothing can snatch us out of Your mighty hands. Blessed Lord, please be with in this time and with his/her family; to comfort, strengthen, and encourage them during the coming difficult days and times ahead. We pray that Your tender mercies be upon now. I thank God for and the faithfulness that he/she has shown in their life. has placed his/her trust and faith in You and we know that you will never leave nor forsake him/her. We thank you for your precious gift of salvation which came through the precious the blood of the lamb of God at supreme cost. Our atonement was made possible by Him and has made us one with You. We ask these things in the power, majesty, glorious, and most holy name of our Savior, King, Master, and Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Tip Number Four – Ask Them What They Need Help With
I ask them if they have any special considerations that I could help them with. Is there something that you want to say or write down that I can tell others? Is there something that I can do for you after you are gone? What is it that I can help you with today? If I give the eulogy and/or the memorial service, I ask them what they would like me to say. What is it that you want me to tell others? What special considerations for the service like music would you want included? Does your family know of your wishes?
Tip Number Five- Talk About Heaven
I not only like to describe where their eternal destination will be like but what their final home will be like. There are many biblical descriptions of what heaven will be like. There are some from Isaiah and some from Revelation. The glorious description of heaven is just too incredible to be told in words. Its total glory will only be revealed when we finally see it for ourselves. All of our beloved family and friends will be there to greet us. All of the heartaches and pains will be a thing of the past. What a wonderful eternity this will be. It is the final joy of our eternal inheritance. Jesus said that He has reserved a place for us. And of course we can fall into the arms of our Savior. We will fall as His feet and worship Him forever. We have eternal life and this eternity with God will be so overwhelming that it can not be described. What joy awaits us all some great day.
Your Ticket to Heaven
No one comes to the Father (and heaven) except through Jesus Christ (John 6:44). There is no other way to gain eternal life than through the Son of God (Acts 4:12). If you are not yet a believer in Jesus Christ, I pray that you will come to saving faith today. Jesus says “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). “I will in no way caste you out” (John 6:37). Jesus says that, “You will never be snatched out of My hands nor our of My Father’s hands” (John 10:28-29). If you will only believe in Me, you can have eternal life (John3:16). That is my prayer for you this very day.
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A few years back I was looking for Painless Way to Die! I Was Googled for “how to die without any pain” and I have gotten many ways to die without having any pain. I have committed suicide, but luckily I’m still alive. Now if anyone asks me the question to know the means to die with less pain, I give them answer NO WAY! And I will not take any risk answering this question directly.
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How to die without pain
Some days require stopping traffic for tears and bitter thoughts. Not all are able to cope with a complex band in the life of their own. The most correct solution seems the decision to die. And in the network search engine is driven question is how to die without pain.
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Grief and pain – always there
We do not want to think about what the purpose of pain and suffering – does not break us, and to make other people. Woe is lived only to understand which of the people next to us loves us the most. Love of the Lord is not in doubt. I’m still requesting you don’t search for ways die without pain. This life is not for death like this.
Pain gives an insight into life
Experiencing painful setbacks, we are aware that most of the things we worry about every day are not so important for us as we were at first.
Best way to die without any pain
With amazement, I read the following: “Does anyone know how I can kill myself without pain?” It was a question asked by a young boy in a forum psychological help on the Internet. Later, after reading other queries regarding episodes of depression, breakups, I find myself again with more disturbing questions like: “I want to die do I can help do this without suffering?” Made by people of different ages and sex. While there has been the pain that has made them contemplate the idea of suicide have the ultimate desire to die without suffering.
Also read: 10 Ways To Reduce Stress or Depression
Reasons why people commit suicide
With some relief, I note that many individuals turn to answer questions suicidal content. Most supports, suggesting that psychological therapy is sought. Others tell how they tried unsuccessfully and explain in detail what was to his failed attempt. Some, the least, give foolproof formulas to take his life in a few minutes.
It is not uncommon for someone sporadically inquiries about how to die in these forums. What is worrying is the alarming increase of these questions in recent times.
No need to be a psychologist, psychotherapist or psychoanalyst to understand that the lack of social protection suffered by the unemployed, the homeless, the sick and with little money elderly, young people without future project can cause an emotional state such that it makes them think death as a single destination.
If we add social vulnerability callous attitude of our leaders who systematically silenced this problem is understood that the fear of those who are thrown out in the open and unmitigated loneliness can not stand.
I do not know if you’re like me when I see that our leaders are not moved minimally to the pain and distress of many people, to the horror of many lives finished before time, I wonder is it that from the heights of power is lost callous? Could it be that the power goes hand in hand with the ruthlessness?
In the history of many examples of how the pain and the darkness around are fertile ground for joy and new life.
How to die without feeling any pain
- Jump off a high building: Jump from a high building can give you instant death. Make sure the building is high enough, I recommend at least 10-floor building. But be careful Unfortunately if you survive and then you will live a living death life. That is much panic then die. According to my knowledge, most of the people who survive from this method to suicide has stated that “The instantly regretted their decision once jumped.”
- Take a Shot in the Head: This method can be achieved painless death. Getting shot in the head is theoretically in an instantaneous death and therefore painless, but the reality is much different. The dangerous part of this method is, five percent of those shot in the head will survive while a significant portion of the remaining 95% doesn’t die instantly. It’s too much panic I guess. This is the best ways to die without having much pain.
- Electrocution: Without any hesitation cut electric cable at your home and then grab it well. Remember to grab both +- (negative & positive). I saw a man on YouTube just burned himself in a second by touching a high volt electric cable.
- Lethal Injection: Go to you local hospital or clinic and ask for Lethal Injection. If you can take it you will die in peace, I guessed.
- Take Poison: Eat or drink some poison and drink too much water with it.
- Hang up Yourself: If you really know how to die at home, then hang up yourself with anything can carry your wet. It will instantly break your neck, and your breathing will be stopped. Personally, I suggest you make sure it’s a lonely place, or else someone will save you.
Throwing on the network in search of the answer to the question “how to die painlessly,” will not affect. Voluntary death, and after the death – is always a pain. The pain that you are afraid and are trying to avoid.
The first step to a new life is simple: visit the local Mosque, Temple, Church or any other religious places where there are people who are ready to become a miracle for anyone who needs it.
Pray, turn to Him sincerely and with the same hope, with some looking for ways to avoid painful withdrawal from life. You will immediately feel the peace, love, hope, and strength to start a new life.
In my experience, there is no easy, painless way to die. You may have a question, How do I know that? Did I die of which I have experience? No! The science has answered. The human body has developed incredible defense mechanisms that make dying terribly. Just remember, this life is not for suicide and all such bullshit things, just change your perception of seeing the life and you would start enjoying it.
The Truth is: There are No ways to die without pain. So stop thinking to escape from life. Happy Living!
Disclaimer: All these ways to die without pain is just reading and gathering knowledge and fun purpose. Don’t take it seriously. This article does not have any intention to harm you or make your death. Instead of helping suicide this author tried to Stop people from self-distraction. Your death should be natural, and one day that will come to you, you do not need to run over to die. This is a guest post written by Fahim Ahsan, Who is proud author of NashasInc.