Prayer – Life After Death – written on the passing of my dear Pastor Sammy.
Jehovah Shalom, we bow before your Throne of grace and mercy, requesting your Holy presence. Father, comfort us in this difficult time, please draw near. Hold us closely to your heart, as we weep in the passing of our loved one. Jehovah Rapha, heal our broken hearts, as we cry out in desperation.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…
Adonai, we may not be able to comprehend why this is happening but we trust Your divine intervention, for You alone know the thoughts and the plans you think towards us. Father, we accept that he has been accepted into Your Kingdom and now he is truly in a better place.
Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Jehovah Sabaoth, we will not mourn any further, for we choose to celebrate the life and legacy of our dear Pastor. We thank You for using him in a special way to touch the lives of many. We chose to utilize the teachings he has left behind, not only in our own lives but in the lives of others. We choose to emerge out of the shadows and be the light in this dark world, and, as we go out equipped for battle, we will remember our beloved Pastor, every step of the way.
Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
In Jesus’ Mighty name we pray, Amen!
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We too experienced losses and found solace through prayers and words of encouragement.
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Prayer After Death of Loved One
Saints of God, come to his/her aid! Come to meet him/her, angels of the Lord! Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.
May Christ, Who called you, take you to Himself; may angels lead you to Abraham’s side. Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.
Give him/her eternal rest, O Lord, and may Your light shine upon him/her forever. Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.
Let us pray: We commend our brother/sister, (Name) to you, Lord. Now that he/she has passed from this life, may he/she live on in Your presence. In Your mercy and love, forgive whatever sins he/she may have committed through human weakness. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever…The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes… This hole in your heart is the shape of the one you lost – no one else can fit it.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
– William Penn
Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts.
– Mahatma Gandhi
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
– John Steinbeck
I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.
– Alyson Noel, Evermore
In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.
– J.R.R. Tolkien
The following prayers may be recited immediately after the person’s death and may be repeated in the hours that follow.Saints of God, come to his (her) aid!
Come to meet him (her), angels of the Lord!
R. Receive his (her) soul and present him (her) to God, the Most High.May Christ, who called you, take you to himself;
may angels lead you to Abraham’s side. R.Give him (her) eternal rest, O Lord,
and may your light shine on him (her) for ever. R.Let us pray.All-powerful and merciful God,
we commend to you N., your servant.
In your mercy and love,
blot out the sins he (she) has committed
through human weakness.
In this world he (she) has died:
let him (her) live with you for ever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.These verses may also be used:
V. Eternal rest grant unto him (her), O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon him (her).V. May he (she) rest in peace.
R. Amen.V. May his (her) soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.