Father of all,
we pray for those whom we love, but see no longer.
grant them your peace;
let light perpetual shine upon them;
and in your loving wisdom and almighty power
work in them the good purpose of your perfect will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Methodist Worship Book, 1999 (p498)
Holy Lord, almighty and eternal God,
hear our prayers for your servant N.,
whom you have summoned out of this world.
Forgive his/her sins and failings
and grant him/her a place of refreshment, light and peace.
Let him/her pass unharmed through the gates of death
to dwell with the blessed in light,
as you promised to Abraham and his children for ever.
Accept N. into your safe-keeping
and on the great day of judgement
raise him/her up with all the saints
to inherit your eternal kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Roman Catholic: Order of Christian Funerals.
© 1989, 1985 ICEL
Give rest, O Christ,
to your servant with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more,
neither sighing, but life everlasting.
You only are immortal,
the creator and maker of all;
and we are mortal, formed of the earth,
and to earth we shall return.
for so you did ordain when you created us, saying,
‘You are dust and to dust you shall return.’
All of us go down to the dust;
yet even at the grave we make our song:
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Orthodox Kontakion for the Departed
Methodist Worship Book, 1999 (p436)
God our creator and redeemer,
by your power Christ conquered death
and entered into glory.
Confident of his victory
and claiming his promises,
we entrust N. to your mercy
in the name of Jesus our Lord,
who died and is alive
and reigns with you,
now and forever.
Common Worship: Pastoral Services (p267)
we thank you for the gift of life.
Today we thank you for the life of N.
and all that she/he was.
We thank you for the memories of N.
which we can keep,
as a source of comfort and continuing thankfulness.
We thank you for those aspects
of his/her life which meant so much to us;
By your grace,
help us this day to commit N. into your hands
and as we do, grant us your peace,
In the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Gathering for Worship
The Baptist Union of Great Britain (p243)