Closing Prayers for a Funeral Service: This is the closing prayer for a memorial ceremony to assist you in saying a closing prayer at the event you are anticipating.
Prayer For All Mourners
Please, Lord You are the Father of all mercies, and You have an unending love for all of Your people. You are the God of all consolation, comforting everyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Since You are the source of all peace, You have promised to fill the hearts of Your children who are experiencing the grief and anguish that the death of a beloved family member or friend brings with Your perfect calm.
Oh Lord, may You be their support during this difficult time, their hope during this time of loss, their joy at this time of grief, and their perfect peace throughout the turbulence that their hearts must be experiencing.
Thank You for destroying the curse of the tomb and removing the sting of death through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. For everyone who puts their confidence in His name, He has utterly destroyed the power of death and hell.
Talk to all Your children who are grieving right now, and help them to not grieve like those who have no hope. And Lord, I pray that those who do not yet recognize You as the Savior who gave His life in their place will do so, that they will come to know and embrace You as their Savior, and that they may find their complete rest in You. I ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Closing Funeral Service Prayer for our Child
God, you are flawless in all respects. You brought your perfect son to earth so that, if we believe in him, we can get forgiveness and live life forever with you. Also, you blessed us with the gift of our child, who eloquently demonstrated how to love and be loved as well as how to endure suffering with such grace. And although we mourn, we do not do so in a hopeless manner because, when we gaze at his empty wheelchair, we are aware that he is walking, jumping, and dancing in your presence. Hence, we accept your solace and peace—not the kind the world offers, but yours. And we accept your strength for the days without our Dave that lie ahead. We are aware that you will fill us up when we are empty and that you will raise us up and carry us on the wings of an eagle when we are down. I offer prayers for Dave’s immediate and extended family, his friends, his colleagues, and the people he once loved. I ask that you help every one of us reach the point in the middle of your will where our Lord Jesus Christ brings serenity and vitality. And I offer my prayers in his name. Amen.
Funeral Closing Prayer
Kind Lord, heed our petitions and give us solace. Restore our faith in the resurrection of your Son. Increase our belief that all of your people who have passed away in the love of Christ will participate in his resurrection and eternal life with you. May the blessings of Jesus’ death and resurrection be upon us and those who have passed on. Let us look forward with hope to the day of Jesus’ second coming when you will fulfill all of your promises for all of eternity. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer For Everlasting Life
We are grateful that you are the Lord of life, O faithful Father. We thank you for creating us in your likeness, reflecting your truth and light. We are grateful for your child’s existence, the love you showed him or her, and the love with which he or she showed us, love. We eagerly anticipate the resurrection of the dead at Jesus Christ’s second coming. We thank you for allowing us to share with all of your people in a world free of sin, suffering, and death. We want to see you in person and reconcile with our departed family member. By the merits of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer of Grace and Life
God of compassion, we thank you for [namelife, ]’s who lived until the end by loving you and relying on your promises. We give you praise for giving them life, your grace, and the tranquility they now enjoy. Lord, have mercy on our sorrow; fill our hearts with thankfulness. Your children are created in your likeness; guide us in becoming like you in spirit, mind, and body. We exalt your name because you are the source of all good and flawless gifts, such as everlasting life. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer for Cherished Memories
We are grateful to you, Heavenly Father, for creating us in your likeness and bestowing upon us the skills and abilities we utilize to serve you. We appreciate you for [name’s] special presents. We express our gratitude for the representation of you in him or her, the love they showed us, and the memories they left behind. May we have the fortitude and bravery to place him/her in your care. Lord, comfort us in our sorrow and give us confidence in your guarantee of everlasting life. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer for Death and Resurrection
Thank you, God, for creating the whole universe and everything in it. You created us in your image and have promised to leave us an enduring legacy. On the basis of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, we recommend [name] to you today. When he or she confronts you, may they both be exalted. We celebrate your assurances of forgiveness, joy, and peace for everyone who loves you. In your kindness, grant us joy by the power of your Holy Spirit. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer for Compassion
O Lord, our God, who is both our safety and our steadfastness amid adversity. When you meet us in our sadness, you may help us raise our eyes to the calm and brightness of your loving touch. Make us feel less afraid of your love, make us feel less lonely with your presence, and make us feel more hopeful with your promises. Help us to believe in your love in light and dark, in pleasure and sorrow. May we honor your name and serve you with faithfulness. You are always generous, always merciful, and always caring. In the presence of your splendor and grace, send your Holy Spirit to ease our hearts. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Comforting Prayer for Sorrow
Eternal Father, hear our supplications and give us consolation in our sorrow. Restore our faith in the name of the crucified and risen Jesus. We were created by you, Lord, and we pass away in your arms. May your loving arms soothe us and wrap around us in our sorrow and astonishment. We put our faith in your immortal life. Give us the grace to spend our lives in appreciation to you while maintaining hope in our uncertainty. Dear Lord, grant that the thoughts we have in our hearts and the words we speak be pleasing in your sight. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Praying Against Death
My Heavenly Father, with your strength, Christ overcame death and soared into glory. In the steadfast name of our Lord Jesus, we place [name] in your care. We appreciate that you fashioned each of us in your image. We are grateful to you right now as we pay tribute to [name], who you provided to us and then took away. We entrust him or her to your compassion and ask that you teach us the way to salvation and the fullness of pleasure in your presence for all of eternity. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Positive Reactions to the Irrevocable Guarantee
Oh Lord, we leave this worship adhering to your unchangeable word. We are saved from the tyranny of death by our loved one who has passed on before us. We thank you for giving us a method to avoid the judgment that is due to us. We are grateful that when we put our confidence in you, we experience the atonement that you paid for. You have rescued us from gloom and doom, so we don’t need to be concerned about what occurs after death. Amen.
Offerings to the One and Only Real Helper
Lord, you are prepared to demonstrate that you are the one genuine helper we have. You negate death’s power even when it has a firm grip on us. You are our great Helper, throwing away our sins and easing our sorrows even if we are guilty in your eyes. May we now go on and spread this truth to others. May they come to know you as their Savior as well, so that they are free from sin and unafraid of the grave. Amen.