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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.

Prayer #1

Father in Heaven,

We lift up the family and friends of our friend. Lord, only You know her heart. We are all praying that she accepted Jesus before passing away. Lord, we will never know until we ourselves leave this earth, and so we pray for You to draw near to us. We are all broken over this. We need Your touch right now, Father. Wrap Your arms around the family of this woman and give them a peace that only You can give. May they seek You daily for comfort, support and love as they tarry through this time of grief. We praise You for sending us Jesus to die for our sins and we thank You that You loved us enough to do so. We ask and pray all of these things in Your Name. Amen

Prayer #2

We come before you with hearts that are breaking. We come before you feeling loneliness and grief over our loss. Help us to remember to reach out to you for comfort during this time.

Remind us to include you in our grieving process. May we feel your strength coming to support us in our weakness.

In Jesus’ name we pray,
Amen

Prayer #3

May we hear thy voice in Thy rod, as well as in Thy word;
And gathering from the corrections with which we are
Exercised the peaceable fruit of righteousness, be able to
Acknowledge, with all our suffering brethren before us.

Now in our grief, we are ever mindful of Thee, and we
Humbly request Thy blessing, not just for our brethren
Who have gone to Thy side, but for ourselves, that we
Need not suffer such loss to remain ever mindful of Thee!

Prayer #4

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:
Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion:
In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me;
He shall set me up upon a rock.

Prayer #5

We who are the friends, lift up this family to you. We ask for your supernatural protection and love to shower over them. We ask for you to carry them through these days of deep grieving.

Draw this family together as they move through their sadness and grief. Lord, we pray that this family can easily feel our love extended toward them this day.

As friends of the family, remind us to stand by this family and pray for this family. Help us to find ways of extending companionship and expressing support.

In Jesus’ name we pray,
Amen

Prayer #6

Oh Father of mercies, and God of all comfort,
Thou hast often invited us to thyself in kindness.

It manifests our depravity that we think of Thee so little
In our hour of ease and prosperity!

But we are now before Thee in affliction and distress.
Yet we rejoice to know that Thou art a very present and an
All-sufficient help in trouble.

Prayer #7

It is not only the Scripture that reminds us of our living in
A dying world, but all observation and experience.

Man is continually going to his long home, and the mourners
Daily go about the streets. And we are all accomplishing
As hirelings our day, and in a little time our neighbors,
Friends, and relations will seek us ” and we shall not be.

Thou hast made our days as a hands breadth,
And our age is as nothing before Thee; verily every man at
His best estate is altogether vanity.

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