How do you pray for a dying person? Catholics pray to God asking him to help them deal with the loss of a loved one. They also ask for forgiveness and strength to cope with the situation.
The Catholic prayers listed below are for usage in reference to death and dying. Some are meant to be used at a specific stage in a person’s journey, while others are meant to be used by family and friends after death. All of these should provide some relief and comfort at a tough time. In case you need it, we also have article about how to survive bad times.
The fact is that no one who is without Christ has any guarantee that they will live beyond tonight. They could die in their sleep. They could die tomorrow in an accident. I certainly would hope that they would not but the Bible says that there is a day of judgment coming. Whether they believe it or not does not change the reality of this fact.About dying person
How Do You Pray For a Dying Person: Prayers At Time Of Death
Go forth, Christian soul, from this world in the name of God the almighty Father, who created you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who suffered for you, in the name of the Holy Spirit, who was poured out upon you, go forth, faithful Christian, May you live in peace this day, may your home be with God in Zion, with Mary, the virgin Mother of God, with Joseph, and all the angels and saints.
How Do You Pray For a Dying Person: Catholic Prayers for The Dying and The Sick
Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, we pray for your servant N., and commend him/her to your mercy.
For his/her sake you came down from heaven;
receive him/her now into the joy of your kingdom.
For though he/she has sinned, he/she has not denied the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but has believed in God and has worshipped his/her Creator.
Father, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness.
Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brother/sister.
May all who suffer pain, illness or disease realize that they have been chosen to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
How Do You Pray For a Dying Person: Prayers for A Peaceful Death
All praise and glory are yours, Lord our God, for you have called us to serve you in love.
Bless all who have grown old in your service and give N. strength and courage to continue to follow Jesus your Son.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
How Do You Pray For a Dying Person: Catholic Prayers for The Dying
When the moment of death seems near, the following prayer may be said:
I commend you, my dear brother/sister, to almighty God, and entrust you to your Creator.
May you return to Him who formed you from the dust of the earth.
May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints come to meet you as you go forth from this life.
May Christ who was crucified for you bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd, Acknowledge you as one of his flock.
May He forgive all your sins, And set you among those He has chosen.
May you see your Redeemer face to face, And enjoy the vision of God for ever.
How Do You Pray For a Dying Person: Prayers Immediately After Death
The following prayers may be recited immediately after death and may be repeated in the hours that follow:
Saints of God, come to his/her aid!
Come to meet him/her, Angels of the Lord!
Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.
May Christ, who called you, take you to Himself;
may Angels lead you to Abraham’s side.
Give him/her eternal rest, O Lord, and may your light shine on him/her forever.
All-powerful and merciful God, we commend to you N., your servant.
In your mercy and love, blot out the sins he/she has committed through human weakness.
In this world he/she has died:
let him/her live with you forever.
These verses may also be used:
V/. Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord.
R/. And let perpetual light shine upon him/her.
V/. May he/she rest in peace.
V/. May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.