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Prayers of the Faithful

Prayers of the Faithful

The celebrating priest or family member should select 5 prayers of the faithful from the list below, that are most appropriate for the deceased and his/her family, filling in the name of the deceased and deleting he / she where appropriate.

NB: The following words of introduction (which are read by the celebrating priest) are pre-printed at the beginning of your chosen prayers of the faithful

Jesus Christ is Risen, the Firstborn of the Dead. With confidence in the Salvation He brings, we now confidently offer our prayers

For ________________ who in baptism he/she was given the pledge of eternal life, that he/she may now be admitted to the company of the saints. Lord Hear Us R.

For the family and friends of our brother/sister ________________ that they may be consoled in their grief by the Lord who wept at the death of his friend Lazarus.

Lord Hear Us R.

For ________________’s friends, whose lives he/she enriched so deeply and who are gathered here today in remembrance of his/her life. Lord Hear Us R.

For all our deceased relatives and friends and for all who have helped us, that they may have the reward of their goodness. Lord Hear Us R.

That God may welcome into his glory those of our family and friends, who have departed this life.

Lord Hear Us R.

That all of us who are grieving the loss of ________________ may be consoled and strengthened at this time. Lord Hear Us R.

Let us pray for ____________________, In baptism he/she died with Christ, may he/she now share in fullness of his resurrection. Lord Hear Us R.

God is full of mercy and compassion. May he forgive ________________ any sins he/she committed through human frailty. Lord Hear Us R.

For the sorrowing family, relatives, and friends of ________________ that you may find strength and consolation in your Christian faith and in the love and support of this community. Lord Hear Us R.

God of all consolation, help us to comfort one another in our grief, finding light in time. We pray for all those we have loved who have died. Lord give them reward of their goodness. Lord Hear Us R.

We pray for those who care for the sick and dying, especially those who cared for ________________ during his/her illness. Lord Hear Us R.

For all parents who grieve over the death of their children; that they may be comforted in the knowledge that they rest in God. Lord Hear Us R.

May the prayers of Mary, the Mother of God, who stood by the cross as her son was dying, help those who mourn and be with all of us in our time of need. Lord Hear Us R.

We pray for those here today, that our memory of ________________ whom we loved, inspires us with a renewed love for all our sisters and brothers. Lord Hear Us R.

We pray for all of us here today and for all members of our Church; that we may be prepared for hour of our own death, when God will call us by name, to pass from this world to the next. Lord Hear Us R.

That those who are burdened by their loss may be blessed with courage, strength, and patience.

Lord Hear Us R.

That those who mourn the loss of ________________ may be embraced by consolation and peace.

Lord Hear Us R.

That ________________ and all who have died may be judged in mercy on the last day, and may all of us, the living and the dead, rise in glory and grace on that great day. Lord Hear Us R.

For the prayers we hold in our hearts, united in the Holy Spirit with those of Mary the Mother of God, our patron (ess) ________________ and all the saints in light.

Lord Hear Us R.

NB: You may wish to copy and paste the following words of conclusion (which are read by the celebrating priest) at the end of chosen prayers of the faithful.

Lord God of justice and mercy, hear our prayers. Give our beloved dead the reward of their labours and grant us your consolation in our loss. We ask this through Christ our Lord.