The sudden death of someone can become too much to bear. There is a difference between expecting the death of someone and suddenly hearing of the death of someone.
The former does not impact people compared to the latter.
For example: Imagine speaking with someone yesterday night and hearing about his/her death the next morning.
If care is not taken, this sudden and shocking event can lead to your death, loss of sanity, and so on.
This is why you need to be strong. Now, there are prayers to make when something like this happens.
However, you should pray more for the deceased. Sudden death can become very traumatic to the soul of the deceased — especially when they have a lot of things they want to accomplish on earth.
You need to accompany the soul of this person right into the afterlife through certain short prayers.
In this article, we will discuss some of these powerful short prayers to say for someone who suddenly died.
Read on to find out more about these prayers.
Before you start, the best thing you can do is pray this 9 days novena for someone who died suddenly (you should start 1 day after the person’s death).
1) Short prayer for someone who died suddenly
“My God, I am very sad by the sudden death of (deceased’s name), but the truth is that You knew this would happen and You took this soul to Your side for some reason.
I just want to ask You to protect that soul in Heaven and keep it by your side, always illuminated. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The sudden death of this individual can become burdensome to bear.
However, you should also come to realize that the person in the afterlife is also filled with shock at what has happened.
In this world, you have people to comfort you. However, the soul of the departed has nobody to comfort them.
This is why you need to say this short prayer.
Through this prayer, you will be sending your presence to the afterlife as a gift. Also, your guardian angel will locate the soul of the departed one in the afterlife and keep them company on their journey into eternal bliss.
Always say this prayer in the morning and at the beginning of every 2 Sundays.
2) Prayer for someone who passed away today
“Father God, today was a very sad day for me as I lost someone special (name of deceased). That person passed away today and took us all by surprise.
I know that You have the destiny of all of us mapped out and that nothing happens by chance. Therefore, I would like to ask You to take care of (name of the deceased) in Heaven, to bless that person and to heal his/her soul.
Please send us strength, courage and determination to try to face this loss in our lives and help all of us on Earth to cope with this loss.
Stand by our side, now and forever, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
From the title of this prayer, it shows that you NEED to say this prayer on the same day that the person passed away.
This prayer will not work if you say it 1 day after the death of someone.
In this article, there are other prayers you can say after several days after the death of someone. However, this one must be said within 24 hours after death.
In this prayer, express your shock at the news of the death of the person. You can take it a step further by thanking God for the life of the deceased.
Go on to seek forgiveness on the part of the deceased soul. Just in case there was a sin that could hinder their eternal bliss, this prayer will take care of that.
When you say this prayer, God will grant the soul of the deceased comfort.
As John 14:2-3 says God has room for us in Heaven by His side and Jesus is our guide.
“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.“
3) Prayer for a loved one who passed away suddenly
“My God, today I pray in a great state of shock, shaken and not knowing what to do or think, because I lost someone I love very much, someone very special and someone I will never be able to forget. I lost (deceased name)…
That person was very important to me and I don’t know if I’ll be able to live without his/her presence in my life. That’s why I pray to You My God!
First of all, I would like to ask You to guide (name of the deceased) to Heaven, to illuminate his/her path and to allow (name of the deceased) to enter paradise, to be always protected by Your powers and Your strength.
I would also like to ask You to help me to overcome this loss, to help me to have the strength to face this terrible force and to help me to have the determination to continue my life.
My God, never leave me, not now, not tomorrow, not ever. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This special prayer is in two ways:
Firstly, pray for yourself to have the fortitude to bear this deep loss.
Ask God to grant you the inner strength to move on with your life despite the sudden loss you have experienced.
The reason is that the spirit of the departed will not find rest if you are not happy, comforted, and strengthened to move on with your life.
Secondly, say this prayer for the loved one who passed away suddenly. Let the loved one know that you miss them, and you desire to be with them, but because of the sudden departure, you want to wish them goodbye.
This special prayer sends blessings to the soul of the deceased one — even as they proceed on their journey into the afterlife.
4) Catholic prayer for someone who just passed away
“May you see God’s light on the path ahead when the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear, even in your hour of sorrow, the gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness never turn your heart to stone.
May you always remember when the shadows fall, you do not walk alone.”Author Unknown
When someone passes away suddenly, the pain in our hearts should be expressed more in prayers.
The reason is that the soul of the departed will suddenly begin to feel the same way.
When we pray, there are spiritual energies we emit into the spiritual world, which locate what we are praying about. This is also applicable to the prayer for someone who just passed away.
This powerful and short catholic prayer sends the holy angels on assignment to locate the soul of the departed and accompany it to heaven.
In addition to this, saying this catholic prayer grants eternal forgiveness to the spirit of the dead. It pays for their sins and assures you that the soul of your lost loved one is in heaven.
When you say this prayer, also trust God to guide the spirit to heaven.
This prayer further brings assurance and comfort to your heart.
It gives you a feeling that you have played your part by sending your prayer as a gift to the spirit of your lost loved one.
As it says in Philippians 3:20-21 we’re all citizens of Heaven. So we must pray for the souls of the departed to reach their destination.
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.“
5) Prayer for family of someone who has died suddenly
“God the Father, today I pray to You for strength for the family of (name of the deceased), who recently passed away and who left a great void in the hearts and lives of all his/her family members.
I pray to You to ask that You help this family to overcome this moment of great suffering, pain and despair. I pray that You will help this family to find peace and quiet and come to terms with the loss they have recently suffered.
Father God, do not let the family of (name of the deceased) suffer desperately, send them Your light, Your peace and always stay by their side. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
When you hear of the sudden death of someone in a family, this special prayer is what you should begin to say.
It is short, concise, and powerful.
Ensure to mention the name of the person who passed away and who has suddenly departed from this world.
When you say this prayer, God will comfort the hearts of the bereaved family and also grant eternal rest to the spirit of the deceased.
This shows God that even though that person isn’t your family, we’re all united by His powers.
I believe you will love these prayers for your mother in heaven.
6) Short rest in peace prayer for death person
“(Deceased’s name) your presence on Earth was wonderful, but the time has come for you to move on to the next stage of your existence.
I know you’re going to be fine, that you’re going to be at peace, because you’re going to be at the side of God Our Lord. I hope that He is with you always and that you are being guided by His Light.
May your soul rest in peace, always at the side of God Our Lord and always in the presence of lots of light.
With longing I say goodbye, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This prayer feels like you are speaking directly to the dead.
It talks directly to the soul of the dead and asks God to grant this soul eternal rest.
You don’t want the spirit of your lost loved one to be wandering around the earth! Therefore, take this prayer seriously and say it with the whole of your heart.
Round up the prayer by thanking God for granting the spirit eternal rest in heaven.
One of the benefits of saying this prayer is that it grants comfort and assurance to your heart as well.
The most important part of praying is having faith.
Only those who believe and follow their lives according to God’s plan will reach Heaven.
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?“— John 11:25-26.
7) Miracle prayer for recently deceased
“We pray that in this time of loss,M.S. Lowndes
You’ll feel God’s love much more
And that you’ll find your comfort
In the presence of the Lord
We pray God pours upon you,
His sweet amazing grace
And overflow your heart with peace
As you live in His embrace.”
The recently deceased also needs a divine and special miracle prayer. This is a special way to pray for the soul of the departed.
This miracle prayer will do the following:
- Work a miracle in the life of the departed
- Grant them eternal rest in heaven
- Guide them on their way to eternal bliss
- Heal your heart and provide strength for you during this difficult moment of your life
Therefore, ensure you constantly say this prayer within the first 100 days after the death of someone.
Should we pray when someone dies?
Yes, you should pray when someone dies.
This is one of the ways to show your trust in God.
Additionally, prayer is therapeutic. It has a way of bringing calmness to your heart – even when you are deeply in sorrow and anguish.
When you pray, God sends his angels to comfort your heart and that of everybody who has been affected by this huge loss.
What are these prayers for?
These prayers are not just a traditional rite. They are powerful and useful for the following:
- Divine peace;
- Inner strength;
- Granting the departed soul eternal rest.
This is why you should not take these 7 short prayers for granted. Say these prayers with faith in your heart.
Will prayers offer peace to the deceased?
Yes, prayers will offer peace to the deceased.
When you begin to say these prayers for the deceased, it brings angels into the scene, which accompany the deceased to eternal bliss.
Also, these prayers tell the deceased that you are thinking about them and you wish them well.
The souls of the dead know when you are thinking and praying for them. Therefore, ensure you say these prayers with intensity and faith.
God will grant eternal rest to the dead and also grant you (and the bereaved family) the divine strength and comfort to bear this sudden loss.