Funeral Planning

OPTION B: THE PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 Prayers of the Faithful                                                                                                   Option B (English)

Opening Prayer
Brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and sits at the right hand of the Father, where he intercedes for his Church. Confident that God hears the voices of those who trust in the Lord Jesus, we join our prayers to his:

We are assembled here in faith and confidence to pray for our (brother/sister). Strengthen our hope so that we may live in the expectation of your Son’s coming. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for _______              _______ family, that the Lord will fill the present emptiness in their hearts with love and prayerful support of many friends. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

For each of us with whom _____                   _______ so generously shared (his/her) many gifts, may we, too, grow in the ability to share our gifts and lighten the burdens of others. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

For all those who loved and were loved by ______               __________, that we may find comfort in our belief in the Lord’s promise to us of eternal life. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

For each of us here present that God will bless us richly with the gifts he knows we need to fully celebrate life and recognize the new beginning which He offers us each day. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

For a moment, let us be with our own memories of ___                  ________. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Closing Prayer
Lord God, giver of peace and healer of souls, hear the prayers of the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and the voices of your people, whose lives were purchased by the blood of the Lamb. Forgive the sins of all who sleep in Christ and grant them a place in the kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.