7 Prayers for the Dying - Pray for Those Near Death

Discover some of the best prayers for the dying in this collection of powerful supplications. Request the Lord comfort and deliver them into His kingdom, giving thanks for their life.

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7 Prayers for the Dying: Pray for People Near Death

Discover some of the best prayers for the dying in this collection of powerful supplications. Request the Lord comfort and deliver them into His kingdom, giving thanks for their life. We will all face our physical death one day so let us have faith in Jesus for eternal life, redeeming us from sin and spiritual death.

Learn more about how to pray for the dying from PrayWithMe.com

Prayer To Know Jesus Before Dying

Lord Jesus, Come into my life. I believe you died and rose from the grave. I believe you live eternally in heaven. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Forgive me of all my sins. Move into my heart. I make you my Lord and Savior. Thank you for your sacrifice. I accept your gift of eternal salvation. Amen.

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A Prayer for Someone Dying

Gracious Father, your holy Word tells us that our times are in your hands. Hear our prayers for _____ and for their family as they near the end of their earthly life. Comfort them with your gracious promises of the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

By Paul C. Stratman, 2018

Two Prayers for the Dying

1. Almighty, eternal God, heavenly Father, comfort and strengthen this your servant and save them through your goodness. Deliver them from all anguish and distress, release them in your grace, and take them to yourself in your kingdom; through Jesus Christ your dear Son, our only Lord Savior, and Redeemer. Amen.

2. Almighty, eternal God, have compassion on the anxious sighs and groanings of this dying person. Receive them into your kingdom that you have mercifully prepared for them and all believers from the beginning of the world. Graciously release them, O Lord, and comfort them eternally with the elect; through your dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Modified from The Abridged Treasury of Prayers: An Epitome from the Larger Gebets-Schatz, 1906

Pray for Someone Near Death

O God, our heavenly Father, have pity on your children in great bodily weakness who are drawing near the gates of death. Send your dear Son to meet with them on the way, and to stay with them, for the day is now far spent, that he may comfort them with the Word of your goodness, and break with them the bread of eternal life; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Freely modified from A Book of Collects in Two Parts, 1919.

A Comforting Prayer for the Dying

God, Help [Insert Name] discover your peace. Let them receive your comfort. Help them to be at rest knowing that you care for them, and that you love them. Calm their soul as they move into the afterlife. May they spend eternity with you; may they live forever in your presence. Amen.

A Prayer for the Family of the Dying

God, Bring this family peace. Provide them with your comfort. Let them know you tenderly care for each and every one of them. Lead them to be reunited with their loved one someday. Sit with them in their mourning. Let your presence provide rest. Thank you, for the gift of life that [Insert Name of Dying] brought to the world. May he rest peacefully with you for eternity. Amen.

By Brad Andres

Sources:

"Pray For The Dying – How To Pray When Death Is Near" - PrayWithMe.com

"For the Dying" Prayers - Acollectionofprayers.com

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Originally published May 06, 2020.