Bereavement prayers can be a meaningful part of the funeral service. This is a time when we our looking for spiritual solace and strength for our hearts.
They can also be of comfort to us personally as we read them in the quiet of our own home. They can draw us close to God and to the memory of our loved one. There is a very nice devotional book; through a season of grief, devotions for your journey from mourning to joy by Bill Dunn and Kathy Leonard that could be of great help as you are working through the grief process. he"Heavenly Request" by David Hensen
Below I have compiled a list that you might find helpful for yourself personally. Also they can be used or adapted to best fit what your needs are for your loved ones service.
Many of these prayers are taken from Common Worship: Pastoral Services, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Praying Through Grief : Poems and Meditations for Healing by Kate Kirkpatrick; is a book that compiles prayers, poems and thoughts on bereavement.
This can be a helpful resource for the grieving person, their loved ones, or someone like a pastor, chaplain, funeral director.
Prayers for Those Who Grieve by Jill Kelly & Brody Wheeler; might be helpful to read at home as you personally walk through your own journey of grief.
Above are just of few of the prayers for grief that I have come across so far. I am sure there are many more out there and as I find them I hope to add them to this site.
You can also write your own. You do not have to use fancy words, let it just be talking to God about the one you just lost. Yours could be the most personal tribute that you could offer.
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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.
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