Below is a collection of Funeral prayers that can be said before, during, or after a funeral ceremony or wake. It’s important to remember and cherish those who have passes with sacred blessings.
A funeral prayer should be comforting. Death is an uncomfortable time, but their is comfort in knowing that the deceased is now with God.
Oh Father of Mercies
Oh Father of mercies, and God of all comfort,
Thou hast often invited us to thyself in kindness.
It manifests our depravity that we think of Thee so little
In our hour of ease and prosperity!
But we are now before Thee in affliction and distress.
Yet we rejoice to know that Thou art a very present and an
All-sufficient help in trouble.
The Trifles of Time
O let not the trifles of time
induce us to neglect the one thing
needful. While each of us is
compelled to say, I know Thou
wilt bring me to death, and to
the house appointed for all
living, may we be enabled also
to say, I know in whom I have
believed, and am persuaded that
He is able to keep that which
I have committed to Him against
And let not the solemnities we have
this day witnessed be ever
forgotten; for often our most
serious impressions have worn
off, and our goodness has been
as the morning cloud, and as
early dew that soon passeth away.
Meditation on Death and Dying
May we hear thy voice in Thy rod, as well as in Thy word;
And gathering from the corrections with which we are
Exercised the peaceable fruit of righteousness, be able to
Acknowledge, with all our suffering brethren before us.
Now in our grief, we are ever mindful of Thee, and we
Humbly request Thy blessing, not just for our brethren
Who have gone to Thy side, but for ourselves, that we
Need not suffer such loss to remain ever mindful of Thee!
It is not only the Scripture that reminds us of our living in
A dying world, but all observation and experience.
Man is continually going to his long home, and the mourners
Daily go about the streets. And we are all accomplishing
As hirelings our day, and in a little time our neighbors,
Friends, and relations will seek us ” and we shall not be.
Thou hast made our days as a hands breadth,
And our age is as nothing before Thee; verily every man at
His best estate is altogether vanity.
Suffer Us Not, At Our Last Hour
For our days are not only few; but full of evil. Anxieties
perplex us; dangers alarm us; infirmities oppress us;
disappointments afflict us; losses impoverish us;
And we fear Thine anger and Thine wrath.
O shut not Thy merciful ear to our prayers, but spare us,
O most Holy Lord; O God, most mighty;
O holy and most merciful Savior; Thou most worthy judge
Suffer us not, at our last hour, for any bitter pains
of death, to fall from Thee. And we beseech Thee O Lord
To receive with mercy unto Thine arms the soul of our dear
departed brethren today, that we may rejoice in their life
And honor their passing to Thy eternal care.
Thou Takest Away
Thou takest away, and who can hinder Thee, or say unto Thee
“What doest Thou?” Thou hast a right to do what Thou
wilt with Thine own.
Thou art a sovereign and the reasons of Thy conduct are often
far above, out of our sight. But Thy work is perfect, Thy
ways are judgment.
All Thy dispensations are wise, and righteous, and kind —
Even when they seem to be severe, as in this time of grief.
We acknowledge O God, with shame and sorrow, that the
state of degradation and mortality in which we groan was not
our original condition. Thou madest man upright, but he
sought out many inventions. Our first Father sinned, and we
have borne his iniquity. By one man sin entered into the
world, And death by sin; and so death hath passed upon all
men, for that all have sinned.
And we bless Thee that this is not our final state. By the
discoveries of faith, we see new heavens, and a new earth
wherein dwelleth righteousness. We see the spirits of just
men made perfect. We see our vile bodies changed and
fashioned like the Saviors own glorious body; and man,
the sinner, raised above the angels, who never sinned.
We bless Thee for this purpose of grace, formed before the
world began, and accomplished in the fullness of time
by the Son of Thy love, who hath abolished death, and
brought life and immortality to light by the gospel; and
who among the ravages of the grave, says, “I am the
Resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though
He were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die.
May it be our immediate and supreme concern to win Christ,
and be found in Him; knowing that there is no condemnation
to them that are in Christ Jesus; and that blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord.
So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts
unto wisdom ” that wisdom which will lead us to prefer the
uoul to the body; and eternity to time; that wisdom which
will lead us to secure an interest in a better world, before
we are removed from this one.
Scripture for Funerals
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Click here to read more Bible Verses for Funerals
If you have any funeral prayers you’d like to share, please do so below. Also, feel free to submit a prayer request. That way, the whole Prayers for Special Help community can help pray for your loved one.
God Bless, you have our sympathy.
More Prayers for Strength
Prayer Request: Post Your Own "Funeral Prayers"
If you'd like, you can post your prayer below so the PrayWithMe community can help pray with you.
Rules for Posting: All prayers are posted publicly through to this site. Don't use full names or any other identifying information that you wouldn't want out on the web.
Don't post with ALL CAPS, and try to use proper spelling and grammar.
If you can, help pray for others and post comments of support.
Recent prayer requests...
Tap below to see prayers from other visitors to this site.
- To my beloved Randy - Please pray for my beloved Randy my fiance he died on Thanksgiving day and I just don't know what to do or what to say ...
- Need The Lord’s Strength - Please pray that The Good Lord’s strength will lift my husband and me up and carry us through this tough time. My mom has passed ...
- To honor Melinda’s life - Dear Lord, I pray for Melis friends and family and my honored best friend after her death on September 19/20th. I hope everyone starts feeling ...
- The loss of a loved one - I need prayer for the loss of my wife. It's been really hard these pasted days. We lived together for two years and just got ...
- A prayer for comfort - Today October 26th a loyal friend has passed away only to join Your kingdom dear Father. I'm so glad you provided such a friend who ...
- Lost of a child - I need help. My daughter was killed May 9 2017. She was stabbed over 70 times by someone attempting to rape her. She tried to ...
- Losing family - My ex lost her brother a few days ago annd she was like family and so was he even though she's my ex I still ...
- Prayer for a widow - I ask you to please help my mom with her grief as a widow. Her husband, my father, died almost 3 weeks ago. They had ...
- Son’s Deployment - My son is currently deployed and was scheduled to return in a month. My Father, a Veteran, just passed away. Before that my grandma passed ...
- Prayer for the pain of losing someone I cared about - I'm engaged and my fiancé's mother which was like a mother to me also passed away last night she found out she had stage 4 ...
- Welcoming Tiger - Please Lord, Give me, and my family the peace of mind when letting our beloved Lilly go. Please welcome her, and let her know she ...
- Prayers for Son - Please pray for my son Ross. He died suddenly 2 years ago. We didn’t get to say goodbye to Ross. I pray that he is ...
- Loss of my father & grieving - Dear lord, please wrap your hands around myself & my mother during this difficult time. We're grieving the loss of my dad due to stage ...
- Death of son - May God wrap his arms around you with all his love and devotion and protect you for all eternity.
- My Momma - Tomorrow I lay my mother to rest. I miss my momma so much! My heart aches. She was a Godly woman whom was single at ...
- Jesus Help me ,,, walk with me and my family, I know you loved my mother - My Mom had COPD ,, a lovely mother, hard working, loved Jesus and his father, while in the hospital icu,, the drs asked me, what ...
- Repose of souls - For the repose of the souls of Juli and her daughter.
- Evil Thoughts - Dear Lord, Please forgive me for thinking about materialistic stuff when I just lost my fiancee. Lord I let grieving and angry for other people ...
- The Deceased - I pray and ask for prayer for a community member and neighbor in my community Eric to be at peace and in Heaven. Today is ...
- Grief Guidance - Lord please give me guidance and the comfort of your self. Fill me with Your joy, wisdom, peace and comfort. I know my brother Barry ...
- Heal our grief - Prayers for our family as we deal with the loss of our son.
- Grief and hurt - Please pray for me and my family. I unexpectedly lost my aunt. Her son found her after he returned home from work. The family is ...
- Vinny’s Passing - Please blessed Mother request to Jesus to send His angels and saints to be His companions and guardians along his transition to our Lord in ...
- Pray for the soul of my mother - Please pray for the soul of my mother who passed on 07/23/18.
- Pray for me - I would like to be pray for I lost my partner Andrew last year and could you pray for my four children Lincoln and gerrard ...
- Death in family - Please pray for my friend and his family who recently found him dead over this past weekend. They are struggling to makes sense as to ...
- Prayer for My Deceased Brother Deitrich - Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, You willingly gave Yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new ...
- For my Beloved Mother - Pray that my mother rest in Jesus arms, and for all her loved ones to be comforted knowing she is no longer suffering and at ...
- The passing of Mary Rose - Dear God all mighty, Please except the soul of your child Mary Rose Shea into heaven. Please forgive Mary of her earth bound sins and ...
- Repose of souls - For the repose of the souls of Beatrice and Gussy.
- When is my time - Lord, I am asking you when my time is up on earth I just feel so lost hurt and sad and mad Lord. after I ...
- Loss of a mother - We lost our mother on Tuesday. We ask for your many prayers as we go through her memorial today and uplift each family in there ...
- Sorrow - My mom passed this Easter I need strength and healed.
- Give me strength - Please give my strength to bury my beloved aunt Pat and to live in this world without her. I have known and loved her since ...
- Moran’s Death - Pray that Moran is free and at peace in the light as he passed on 4.17 @ 3:22pm. Give comfort and strength to those he ...
- Remember Us To Paradise - Our Lady pray for us now that we be rich and fulfilled in this life and in the next. For those who have preceded us ...
- Prayers of liberation and healing of my genealogical tree - I ask for prayers of liberation and healing of my genealogical tree on both the maternal and the paternal side.
- Mummy - Hi: Please pray for my mother Catherine (Mummy) who passed away at 93 on 1/14/18, 11:38 PM. I am so broken hearted, please pray for ...
- Comfor for Love ones - Father,Give them peace in their minds and comfort in their hearts.Let your Holy Angels minister to their spirit.Lord,you are the lifter up o ftheir heads ...
- Remembering ‘Fred’ - Let us pray, Heavenly Father, thank you for the life of Fred Griffin and thank you for the opportunity to love him, as family, and ...
- Rest in Peace Nanay Lilay - Lovingly Father,Please let the soul of our loving Lola Lilay be with Your loving arms and salvation. We know that she's in heaven now, resting ...
- Grandmother - Elizabeth, Liz, OmamaMy grandmother-A Graceful-A Beautiful-A Elegant- GrandmotherAs you rest-As you lye-As you begin to be a-A person to careA person to bakeA person to ...
- forever - In thy world we shall walk forever for thee hath forsaken us. thy command has no meaning.
- Prayer for Good Future After Funeral - Please pray that I may honor my beloved mother by not giving into despair, fear, worry since she passed from this life to Heaven. Please ...
- Prayer for the Souls to be lifted up to Heaven - Lord, In Loving memory of ________________ we ask that their soul be lifted up to Heaven where you have promised eternal life through the scriptures, ...
- Prayer for Financial help with Funeral - I ask for a. Prayer for finiacial help to bury my father. Past away Friday august 4th and know we are strugling to come up ...