Prayers for the Dead

40 Prayers for the Dead and Dying in times of sorrow. Helping people through their time of need and anguish.  These aren’t necessarily Irish Prayers or Irish Blessings but they are profoundly Catholic, Ireland is also a Catholic country with the introduction of Catholicism by St Patrick.

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A PRAYER TO SAY ON THE DAY OF A PERSON’S DEATH OR BURIAL

O God, Whose property is always to have mercy and to spare, we humbly beseech Thee for the soul of Thy servant N…, which Thou hast this day commanded to depart out of this world, that Thou wouldst not deliver it into the hands of the enemy,  nor forget it unto the end, but wouldst command it to be received by the Holy Angels, and conducted to Paradise, its true country; that as in Thee it hath hoped and believed, it may not suffer the pains of hell, but may take possession of eternal joys.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A PRAYER FOR A DECEASED FATHER OR MOTHER

O God, Who has commanded us  to honour our father and mother, have compassion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them their sins,  and grant that I may see them  in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A Prayer for the Departed

My God! I recommend to Thee the souls of my relations,
my benefactors, my friends and my enemies,
and of those who are in Purgatory on my account.

I recommend to Thee the souls of evangelical labourers,
of Religious and priests,
and especially of those who had charge of my soul.

I recommend to Thee the souls of those
who were most devout to the passion of Our Lord,
to the Blessed Sacrament,
to the Blessed Virgin Mary,
the souls who are most abandoned,
those who suffer most,
and those who are nearest to the entrance into paradise.

A Prayer for the Dying and a Special Soul

O most merciful Jesus,
Lover of souls,
I beseech Thee,
by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,
and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother,
wash clean in the Thy Blood
the sinners of the whole world
who are to die this day.

Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt
with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy
Shepherd’s care:
I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner,
who is in danger of going to Hell, to repent.
I ask this because of my trust in Thy great mercy.

If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering
this day
in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul,
then, it, too, shall please me very much,
and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus,
Shepherd and Lover of Souls;
I thank Thee for this opportunity to give mercy
in thanksgiving for all the mercies
Thou hast shown me.

Amen.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony,
have mercy on the dying.

Prayer For A Happy Death

Grant us, Lord Jesus, always to follow the example of Your holy family, that at the hour of our death Your glorious Virgin Mother with blessed Joseph may come to meet us, and so we may deserve to be received by You into Your everlasting dwelling-place.
Amen.

The original words…
Grant unto us, Lord Jesus, ever to follow the example of Thy holy Family, that in the hour of our death Thy glorious Virgin Mother together with blessed Joseph may come to meet us and we may be worthily received by Thee into everlasting dwellings: Who livest and reignest world without end.
Amen.

Prayer For A Happy Death

Jesus, Mary, Joseph,  I offer you my heart and my soul.Jesus, Mary, Joseph,  may I breathe forth my soul with you in peace. From sudden and unlooked for death, O Lord, deliver us

Prayer For A Happy Death

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Prayer For A Happy Death

O God, Who hast doomed all men to die,  but hast concealed from all the hour of their death,  grant that I may pass my days  in the practice of holiness and justice,  and that I may deserve to quit this world  in the peace of a good conscience,  and in the embraces of Thy love.  Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer For A Happy Death

O my Lord and Saviour,  support me in my last hour by the strong arms of Thy sacraments, and the fragrance of Thy consolations.  Let Thy absolving words be said over me,  and the holy oil sign and seal me;  and let Your own Body be my food,  and Thy Blood my sprinkling;  and let Thy Mother Mary come to me,  and my angel whisper peace to me,  and Thy glorious saints and my own dear patrons smile on me, that in and through them all  I may die as I desire to live,  in Thy Church,  in Thy faith,  and in Thy love.
Amen.
My Jesus, mercy.

Prayer For The Dying

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer For A Dying Person

Christ Who was crucified for your sake free you from excruciating pain. May Christ Who died for you free you from the death that never ends. May Christ the Son of the living God, set you in the ever green loveliness of His Paradise, and may He, the true Shepherd recognize you as one of His own. May you see your Redeemer face to face and standing in His presence forever, may you see with joyful eyes Truth revealed in all its fullness.

Prayer For The Dying

May Christ Who was crucified for your sake
free you from excruciating pain.
May Christ Who died for you
free you from the death that never ends.
May Christ the Son of the living God,
set you in the ever green loveliness of His Paradise,
and may He, the true Shepherd
recognize you as one of His own.
May you see your Redeemer face to face
and standing in His presence forever,
may you see with joyful eyes
Truth revealed in all its fullness.

Prayer For The Sick Near Death

Almighty and Everlasting God, preserver of souls, who dost correct those whom Thou dost love, and for their betterment dost tenderly chastise those whom Thou dost receive, we call upon Thee, O Lord, to grant Thy healing, that the soul of Thy servant, at the hour of its departure from the body, may by the hands of Thy holy Angels be presented without spot unto Thee. Amen.

PRAYER TO JESUS CRUCIFIED TO OBTAIN THE GRACE OF A HAPPY DEATH

My Lord Jesus Christ, through that bittnerness  which Thou didst suffer on the Cross, when Thy Blessed soul  was separated from Thy sacred Body, have pity on my sinful soul, when it shall depart from my miserable body, and shall enter into eternity.
Amen

THE PRAYER PREPARATION FOR DEATH

O most merciful Lord Jesus,  by Thine agony and sweat of Blood,  by Thy precious death, deliver us,  we beseech Thee, from a sudden and unprovided death.  O most kind Lord Jesus,  by Thy most sharp and ignominious scourging and crowning with thorns,  by Thy holy Cross and bitter Passion,  by Thy loving-kindness,  we humbly pray that Thou wouldst not suffer us  to die unprovided with Thy holy Sacraments.  O dearly beloved Lord Jesus,  by all Thy labors and sorrows,  by Thy Precious Blood and sacred Wounds,  by those Thy last words on the Cross:  “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”  and those others:  “Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit,”  we most earnestly beseech Thee to deliver us from a sudden death.  Grant us, we pray, room for repentance;  grant us a happy passing in Thy grace,  that so we may be able to love Thee,  praise Thee and bless Thee forever.
Amen.

THE PRAYER PREPARATION FOR DEATH

O most merciful Lord Jesus,  by Thine agony and sweat of Blood,  by Thy precious death, deliver us,  we beseech Thee, from a sudden and unprovided death.  O most kind Lord Jesus,  by Thy most sharp and ignominious scourging and crowning with thorns,  by Thy holy Cross and bitter Passion,  by Thy loving-kindness,  we humbly pray that Thou wouldst not suffer us  to die unprovided with Thy holy Sacraments.  O dearly beloved Lord Jesus,  by all Thy labors and sorrows,  by Thy Precious Blood and sacred Wounds,  by those Thy last words on the Cross:  “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”  and those others:  “Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit,”  we most earnestly beseech Thee to deliver us from a sudden death.  Grant us, we pray, room for repentance;  grant us a happy passing in Thy grace,  that so we may be able to love Thee,  praise Thee and bless Thee forever.
Amen.

THE PRAYER PREPARATION FOR DEATH

O Mary, conceived without sin,  pray for us who have recourse to thee;  O refuge of sinners, Mother of the dying,  forsake us not at the hour of our death;  obtain for us the grace of perfect sorrow,  sincere contrition,  the pardon and remission of our sins,  a worthy receiving of the holy Viaticum,  and the comfort of the Sacrament of Extreme Unction,  in order that we may appear with greater security  before the throne of the just but merciful Judge,  our God and our Redeemer.
Amen.

THE PRAYER PREPARATION FOR DEATH

O Mary, conceived without sin,  pray for us who have recourse to thee;  O refuge of sinners, Mother of the dying,  forsake us not at the hour of our death;  obtain for us the grace of perfect sorrow,  sincere contrition,  the pardon and remission of our sins,  a worthy receiving of the holy Viaticum,  and the comfort of the Sacrament of Extreme Unction,  in order that we may appear with greater security  before the throne of the just but merciful Judge,  our God and our Redeemer.
Amen.

These Prayers were borrowed from the catholic.org site.