Since death is guaranteed for all of us, everybody wishes for a peaceful and painless death and the courage to let go of this world and shift to the next without worry or fear.
It would be absurd to pray for a peaceful death while you’re still alive and well, but we can do so for our loved ones, especially when they’re battling an intense terminal illness.
Therefore, below are eight special prayers for the peaceful death of your loved one, more so if you just got the news that their clock is ticking.
Before you start, save these prayers for death in the family.
1) Short Prayer for a Peaceful Death
“Lord our Giver,
I am before Your presence today in sadness, praying for the peaceful death of my loved one, (say their name), whose time is approaching its end.
I feel uneasy making this prayer, but I firmly believe You will grant my request. Please find him/her a peace-filled place to rest as he/she awaits his/her judgment. May You shine Your eternal light on him/her and guide his/her way up to Heaven.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
When we receive the news that our loved one is dying, sorrow fills our hearts, and emotions take over our bodies.
But in the sad times, when we cannot really express what we feel, it’s always advisable to seek refuge under God’s arms through prayers.
Express everything you feel to God in prayer, no matter how childish or petty it may appear. Don’t question His choice regarding taking the life of your loved one but praise His name, for He has total control over His creations.
Remember that God loved us so much that He gave up His own son’s life through crucifixion. Whoever believes in Him shall not perish but enjoy an everlasting life (John 3:16).
I believe you should also try these prayers for strenght during death.
2) Prayer for Peaceful Death of Loved One
I bow before Your throne this hour, praying for peace over my loved one, (say their name), who will soon be transitioning from this earthly life to the next. Please grant him/her a peaceful transition free from pain and let him/herrest peacefully.
Surround us with the blood of Jesus so that we may be protected from more deaths. Strengthen and guide us across this frustrating time in the glory of Your name.
Thank You, Father.Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Probably no words can describe the feeling that fills our hearts and minds the moment the doctor reveals that your loved one is losing the battle.
Instead of worrying and secluding yourself from friends and family, turn to God in prayers and ask for a peaceful death of your loved one.
Speak to them about Jesus and salvation so they may end up in the arms of God when they die.
However, we shouldn’t wait until the news of a dying loved one arrives to start preaching to them about God or visiting them regularly.
3) Short Prayer for a Peaceful Death for Mother
The Creator of Heaven and Earth, please comfort my mother in these difficult times and grant her Your peace as she approaches the end of her earthly life.
May You prepare her fully for everything ahead and enable her to say or do what she feels before meeting her death.
As for me, I pray for peace of mind and comfort as I prepare to face the climb of the mountain of healing, which has never been easy.
Thank You, God.Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
You must have heard the saying that mothers are the gods on Earth, right? Well, there’s at least 90% truth in it because a mother is everything children look up to at all times, especially when things get out of hand in this unjust world.
Therefore, losing a mother can be so painful and intimidating to the extent of falling into depression.
However, you can always pray to God, asking for the peaceful passing of your mother. It’s painful, but the amount of comfort and freedom that comes with such a prayer is unexplainable.
4) Short Prayer for a Peaceful Death for Father
“God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
I come before You today with a heavy heart as I pray for a peaceful death for my beloved Father as he approaches his death. This is probably the most heart-wrecking prayer I have ever made, but I believe in Your providence and grace.
Thank You for blessing me with his presence in my life and for the joy and love he showered me with. Please make his journey to the other side peaceful while You comfort us who have been left behind.
Please give us the courage to accept this because we cannot change it.Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
There’s nothing beautiful like a father’s love for his children because dads are the anchor upon which his little ones stand.
When a father is approaching the end of his life, it can be challenging to know what to do.
Amid the confusion, the above prayer promises to find peace and comfort in you and grant a peaceful transition for your father. Instead of crying, remind yourself that everyone will eventually die, and if we die, we do it for the Lord. (Romans 14:8)
5) Short Prayer for a Peaceful Death for Brother
Today, I pray to You for my cherished brother (say his name), asking for comfort and peace during this frustrating time. Thank You for bringing him into my life; he has been a blessing and source of happiness in all his days.
Please give him a peaceful passing without pain or suffering and warmly embrace him into Your hands of love and grace.
In Jesus’ name, I pray.Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Where else could we run to when life gets hard, if not our brothers’ place? While praying for their peaceful death can be painful, you can express gratitude for having them in your life and how much you love them.
Through the above prayer, your dying brother can be assured a peaceful rest in God’s warm chest while ensuring quicker and smoother healing for the grieving.
Also, it’s your responsibility to ensure your brother leads a righteous life before their death because those who die with God in their hearts will also live with Him in His kingdom forever (2 Timothy 2:11).
Also read these graveside prayers for burial of ashes.
6) Catholic Prayer for a Peaceful Death of Loved One
“O, Lord, and Savior,
I bring to You my loved one (say their name) and entrust You to grant him/her a peaceful death without pain and tears. Lord, deliver him/her from distress and sorrows and receive him/her into Your precious kingdom.
Please accept my prayer for my loved ones as he/she ends his/her existence on Earth. May You bless all his/her efforts on Earth and bless every incomplete project he/she had started.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Is your loved one facing the end of their earthly life, and you don’t know how to pray for them? The above prayer is an excellent example of how you can pray for a dying loved one while requesting healing and peace for yourself.
Feel free to include as many memories you’ve shared with your loved one as possible and express your deep sadness before God.
The Bible assures us in Psalms 147:3 that God heals the brokenhearted and covers up their wounds, including those of losing a loved one.
7) Prayer for Someone who Died to go to Heaven
My heart is bleeding, and I am weak due to the loss of (say their name), who just died. Since we cannot change what has happened, we humbly ask You to find him/her a spot in Your heavenly kingdom.
Please, embrace (say their name) in Your loving hands and wipe the tears he/she has shed due to the sufferings of this world.
I pray this in Your name.Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Nothing in life can get us ready for the death of someone, regardless of our relationship with them. Whether their death was due to a severe illness or accident, the pain and surprise are the same in all losses.
Culture urges us to move on as soon as possible, but it’s not always as easy as it’s said. Grieving calls for more than just crying; you also need to talk to God about what you feel while praying for the deceased to go to Heaven.
While only God can determine who enters Heaven upon their death, praying for the dead can facilitate forgiveness of their sins, cleanse their souls, and bless your earthly efforts even though they’re dead.
Also read these miracle prayers for dead grandmother.
8) Short Prayer for a Peaceful Death for Someone I Love
I bow before You today with a heavy heart, praying for Your grace, mercy, and love on my beloved (say their name).
Thank You for the great time You’ve blessed us with him/her while on Earth, asking You to keep his/her memories alive in us.
Lord, please grant this person a peaceful death that doesn’t include suffering or crying out of pain. Remind (say their name) that he/she will be united with You in Heaven for endless happiness and joy.
In Your name, I pray.Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The thought of death worries humans even though we are assured that everybody is bound to come to an end someday.
Sometimes, we wish that reality could just change, but the possibility of such transformations is probably zero until we don’t know when.
Losing someone you love can be heartbreaking, especially if you have many plans and pending projects to complete together.
However, praying for their peaceful death can help you find comfort and healing while ensuring a painless death. Remember, God has commanded you to:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9.
Before you leave, save these prayers for a friend who lost a loved one.
Will These Prayers Help the Deceased Go to Heaven?
Yes. A prayer said with faith and trust can work wonders, including taking the deceased to Heaven.
However, the Bible encourages everyone to lead righteous lives so they may end up in the Father’s right hand when they die.
Can I Pray to Bring Peace to the Heart of the Deceased?
Of course! The above prayer for a peaceful death can bring peace to the deceased’s heart. So don’t shy from praying.
Can I Pray More than One Prayer?
Indeed! You can say as many prayers for a peaceful death as possible, believing God will grant them comfort and pain-free death.
God Will Help Your Loved One!
No one wants their loved one dead, but diseases and accidents can take them away anytime in this cruel world. This is why praying to God constantly about good health and protection from misfortunes is essential for every believer.
And when death knocks, we should continue praying for the peaceful passing of our loved ones and quicker healing to the grieving.