Bereavement Prayers

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. Below is a very nice devotional book that could be of great help as you are working through the grief process.

Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

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

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

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.

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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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Scripture Verse

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.

John 11:25,26

Listed below are stores that offer the following books containing prayers or devotionals. 

Prayers of Hope for the Brokenhearted

Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

Toward Peace: Prayers for the Widowed.

Grace for Grief: Daily Comfort for Those Who Mourn

May You Find Comfort: A Blessing for Times of Grieving