Bereavement prayer allows us a quiet comfort, at an uncertain time. Prayer speaks for us, from a place deep inside, when our own words fail. We become part of a higher calling, and connect with something greater than even we can understand.
Some poems are beautiful enough to be used as bereavement prayers, and some prayers are very poetic.
These prayers can be used in speeches and tributes. They can also be used at funerals, church services and gatherings to honor a loved one.
All prayers do not have to be pre-written by someone else. Any individual can write their own prayer, to be used privately, or shared with others.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Please find comfort in these bereavement prayers;
Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then, of Thy great mercy grant us a safe lodging, and holy rest, and peace at the last.
Sunset and evening star,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Twilight and evening bell,
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Almighty God, we rejoice to know
Yet as you do not lose them in giving, so we have not lost them
by their return.
Not as the world gives do you give, O Lover of souls. What you
gave you do not take away; for what is ours is ours always,
if we are yours. And life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only an horizon,
and an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Lift us, strong Son of God, that we may see farther.
Cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly.
Draw us closer to yourself that we may know ourselves nearer to them.
And while you are preparing a place for us,
prepare us for that happy place,
that where they are and you are, we too may be;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Dearest Jesus, who wept at the death of your friend
The Lord has given.
Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity; in the habitations of thy glory and dominion, world without end.