Prayer For The Dying

Words Of Encouragement For Family Members Of A Dying Person 

The thought of losing a loved one is heartbreaking. Facing the reality of a family member about to depart from this earth requires the grace of God. You know you will never see them again and you will greatly miss the person. 

God is your strength and source of comfort as you contemplate life without your loved one. Remember, God has promised to always be with you and is not about to forsake you in this moment. Let your comfort in this trying time be the promises of God.

This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has revived me.  Psalm 119:50

Take one day at a time to avoid being overwhelmed by grief. Allow God to minister to your heart so that you can release your loved one to go and be with the Lord. Take all your cares, worries and questions to God. He will meet you at your point of need and walk with you every step of the way. 

Prayer For A Dying Person 

Prayer For The Dying

Lord, you are the giver of life and we thank you for the dear life of [Dying person’s name]. Thank you for the time you gave him/her on this earth and all you helped them achieve in their lifetime. Because I know that we all must die some day, I release him/her to you. Receive his/her spirit to dwell with you forever.

and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.  Ecclesiastes 12:7

Give [Dying person’s name] the grace to step into the afterlife with the joy of seeing your face when they get to heaven. Help him/her not to fear the moment of transition from this world to heaven. 

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Grant him/her a forgiving heart to release any person he/she may not have forgiven. Fill his/her mind with pure thoughts and kind words to bless those he/she leaves behind. Purify his/her heart to be ready to meet with you the moment they leave this earth and step into eternity. 

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 

Prayer For The Family Members Of A Dying Person 

Lord, you are the God who sustains us during our trying times. Today I ask that you hold [Dying person’s name] family in your mighty arms and be their source of comfort. They face the reality of losing their loved one and it causes them much anguish. 

You are the one who comforts us when we mourn and have promised to do so in Matthew 5:4. Bless this family with your comforting words and everlasting love. Help them to release their loved one to come and dwell with you forever. Let them know that he/she will be in a better place and will receive total healing from you. 

Surround them with family and friends who will be there for them during their trying moments. Give them encouraging words to carry them through each day. Help them focus on the good memories they have of their loved one and cherish those moments. 

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 

Short Prayer For A Dying Person


I pray for those who are on the verge of death right now. 

If they have not accepted Christ as their Savior, I pray that it would not be too late for them. 

Soften their hearts so that they might learn to love you and accept the gift of eternal life before it is too late. 

For those who believe already, thank you for the lives they have led for you. 

Give them peace in these last days, and comfort their families in the days to come. 

I pray this in the name of Your Son, 



Prayer For The Dying

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