7 Soothing Funeral Prayers for Family and Friends

Losing someone is never easy. These amazing soothing funeral prayers for family and friends will offer solace during this difficult time of grief.

Comfort Prayer
God of All Comfort, our hearts are broken. We are finding it hard to come to terms with the death of our loved one, but your grace is sufficient for us.  Wipe away every tear and comfort our hearts, dear God.  Give us relief from our distress and fill our hearts with great joy. Overshadow us with your presence that we may be joyful as we celebrate a life well-lived. Cover us under your canopy of love and peace. Help us to remember the good times we shared with our loved one. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Your Touch Prayer
Compassionate and Gracious Jesus, I lift the family and friends of the deceased to you.  Touch them with your mighty hand and help them to find healing in you.  Wrap your arm of love around them that they may not be filled with grief.  May they seek you daily for comfort and support.  May the fond memories they shared with the deceased remind them of the love that you have for them. Protect the family the deceased has left behind and remind them to live in unity. Fill their hearts with the assurance that your servant is in your presence. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Peace Prayer
Sovereign Lord Jesus, we loved our relative and friend, but you loved him more. We thank you for seeing it fit to place him into our lives. Thank you for the times we shared with him. His sudden death has left us speechless and broken. Give us stillness in our hearts during this grieving period. Help us to grieve like believers knowing that the separation is only for a season. Let calmness reign in our hearts. Help us to be faithful in prayer and joyful in hope. Give us peace that we may be free from anxiety and worry. May we relax in your presence as we lay our beloved to rest. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Mend Our Hearts Prayer
Jehovah Rapha, my Healer, listen to the cry of family and friends of the deceased. Mend their broken hearts and bind their wounds. Give them the willingness to accept what has happened. Remind them that their beloved is in your presence, where there is no pain, mourning, or crying. Fill them with joy and uphold them with your generous spirit.  Order their steps through your word during this grieving period and help them to be strong and courageous. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Love Prayer
Holy God of Unfailing Love, the hearts of the bereaved may fail, but you are their strength and portion. Show the wonder of your great love to family and friends of the deceased. Draw them together in love that they may be able to stand together as one and celebrate the legacy that their loved one. May they sense the safety that only you bring. God, establish them in the love of your son Jesus and shine on them. Open their spiritual eyes that they can see your work in everything. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Strength Prayer
God of Heaven’s Armies, losing a loved one is very painful. Please strengthen the family and friends of the departed soul in their inner being. May Christ dwell richly in their hearts that they may find strength and increase in power. Fill their numb souls with hope and lift them when they fall. Grant them the serenity to accept what they cannot change and the courage to face the days ahead. Shelter them with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Be present in their pain and struggle and remind them of your promises. In Jesus, name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Draw Near Prayer
God of Mercy and Love, draw near to us as we go through this tough time in our lives.  We know that our loved one is enjoying your glory right now, but it still hurts to know that we are separated from her. May your presence be with us everywhere we go, and may you remind us of the good times that we shared when she was still here.  May we feel the love that is being extended by others who have come to join us during this time of grieving. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.