Prayer for the Deceased

Almighty God, Loving Father,
please welcome and watch over
the soul of (name)
who has transitioned into
eternal life in Your Heavenly Kingdom.

Mary, Heart of Consolation,
embrace with your motherly love
those who grieve on earth, and
offer reassurance to the bereaved
in this time of temporary separation.

Saint Francis, humble and gentle friend, inspire us with your example.
Help us to remain steadfast in faith,
so, when the time comes, we may be reunited with our loved ones in Heaven.

Jesus, our comfort and our hope, who died and rose again so we may live, in Your precious name I pray.