The following are common prayers that people use for funeral programs and prayer cards. When you place an order, reference the code next to the prayer name. For example:

A Prayer For The Deceased: TPR1 - enter TPR1 in the notes for the order



A Prayer For The Deceased: TPR1

God our Father,

Your power brings us to birth,

Your providence guides our lives,

and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,

their lives change but do not end.

I pray in hope for my family,

relatives and friends,

and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,

Who died and now lives,

may they rejoice in Your kingdom,

where all our tears are wiped away.

Unite us together again in one family,

to sing Your praise forever and ever.


Almighty God, In Your Great Love: TPR2

Almighty God, in your great love

you crafted us by your hand

and breathed life into us by your Spirit.

Although we became a rebellious people,

you did not abandon us to our sin.

In your tender mercy

you sent your Son

to restore in us your image.

In obedience to your will

he gave up his life for us,

bearing in his body our sins on the cross.

By your mighty power

you raised him from the grave

and exalted him to the throne of glory.

Rejoicing in his victory

and trusting in your promise

to make alive all who turn to Christ,

we commend - - - - - - - to your mercy

and we join with all your faithful people

and the whole company of heaven

in the one unending song of praise:

glory and wisdom and honor

be to our God for ever and ever.


Almighty God: TPR3

Almighty God,

you love everything you have made

and judge us with infinite mercy and justice.

We rejoice in your promises of pardon, joy and peace

to all those who love you.

In your mercy turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life,

and the sorrow of parting into the joy of heaven;

through our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who died, rose again, and lives for evermore.


Angel of God: TPR4

Angel of God,

my guardian dear,

to whom God's love commits me here,

ever this day,

be at my side

to light and guard,

to rule and guide.

Blessed Be The God and Father: TPR5

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has blessed us all with the gift of this earthly life

and has given to our brother/sister - - - - - -

his/her span of years and gifts of character.

God our Father, we thank you now for all his/her life,

for every memory of love and joy,

for every good deed done by him/her

and every sorrow shared with us.

We thank you for his/her life and for his/her death,

we thank you for the rest in Christ he/she now enjoys,

we thank you for giving him/her to us,

we thank you for the glory we shall share together.

Hear our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Child: TPR6

God needed an angel in Heaven

to stand at the Savior's feet;

His choice must be the rarest

A lily pure and sweet.

He gazed upon the mighty throng

Then stopped and picked the best,

Our child was His chosen one

With Jesus (he's/she's) now at rest.

De Profundis: TPR7

Out of the depths have I cried to

Thee O Lord: Lord hear my voice.

Let Thine ears be attentive to

the voice of my supplication.

If Thou, O Lord , wilt mark

iniquities, Lord who shall stand it?

For with Thee there is merciful

forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law,

have I waited for Thee O Lord.

My soul hath relied on His word:

my soul hath hoped in the Lord.

From the morning watch even until night:

Let Israel hope in the Lord.

Because with the Lord there is mercy

and with Him plenteous redemption.

And He shall redeem Israel from all

iniquities. Eternal rest grant him,

O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.


Desiderata: TPR8

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly and listen to others,

even the dull and ignorant;

they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself to others,

you may become vain and bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser

persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career,

however humble; it is a real possession in the

changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

many persons strive for high ideals;

and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love;

For in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the council of years,

gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit

to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,

be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations,

In the noisy confusion of life,

keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be careful. Strive to be happy.

Do Not Stand: TPR9

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die.

Eternal God and Father: TPR10

Eternal God and Father,

we praise you that you have made people

to share life together

and to reflect your glory in the world.

We thank you now for - - - - - - ,

for all that we saw of your goodness and love in his/her life

and for all that he/she means to each one of us.

As we too journey towards death

may we do so in the company of Jesus,

who came to share our life

that we might share the life of eternity.

To him be glory with you and the Holy Spirit

for ever and ever.


Eternal Rest: TPR11

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May the souls of the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in peace.


Father In Heaven: TPR12

Father in heaven, we praise your name

for all who have finished this life loving and trusting you,

for the example of their lives,

the life and grace you gave them,

and the peace in which they rest.

We praise you today for your servant - - - - - - -

and for all that you did through him/her.

Meet us in our sadness

and fill our hearts with praise and thanksgiving,

for the sake of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ.


Father of All Mercies: TPR13

Father of all mercies and God of all consolation,

you pursue us with untiring love

and dispel the shadow of death

with the bright dawn of life.

Give courage to this family in their loss and sorrow.

Be their refuge and strength, O Lord,

reassure them of your continuing love

and lift them from the depths of grief

into the peace and light of your presence.

Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,

by dying has destroyed our death,

and by rising, restored our life.

Your Holy Spirit, our comforter,

speaks for us in groans too deep for words.

Come alongside your people,

remind them of your eternal presence

and give them your comfort and strength.


Gaelic Farewell: TPR14

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

May the rain fall softly upon your fields until we meet again,

And may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

God Be In My Head: TPR15

God be in my head,

and in my understanding;

God be in my eyes,

and in my looking;

God be in my mouth,

and in my speaking;

God be in my heart,

and in my thinking;

God be at my end,

and at my departing.


God Our Father: TPR16

God our Father,

we thank you that you have made each of us

in your own image,

and given us gifts and talents with which to serve you.

We thank you for - - - - - - ,

the years we shared with him/her,

the good we saw in him/her,

the love we received from him/her.

Now give us strength and courage

to leave him/her in your care,

confident in your promise of eternal life

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Gracious God Surround Us: TPR17

Gracious God,

surround us and all who mourn this day

with your continuing compassion.

Do not let grief overwhelm your children,

or turn them against you.

When grief seems never-ending,

take them one step at a time

along your road of death and resurrection

in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Greek: TPR18

In the name of the Father and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit, Amen

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal:

have mercy on us.

May He who rose again from the dead,

Christ our true God: through the intercessions

of His all-immaculate Mother; of

the Holy, glorious, and all-laudable Apostles;

of our venerable and God-bearing

Fathers and of all the Saints, establish in

the mansions of the righteous the soul of

His servant (Name) who hath just been taken

from us, and number his soul among the

Just; and have mercy upon us, for as

much as He is good and loveth mankind.


Heavenly Father: TPR19

Heavenly Father,

you have not made us for darkness and death,

but for life with you for ever.

Without you we have nothing to hope for;

with you we have nothing to fear.

Speak to us now your words of eternal life.

Lift us from anxiety and guilt

to the light and peace of your presence,

and set the glory of your love before us;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


II Timothy 4: TPR20

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the

faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.

In Our Grief and Shock: TPR21

O God, who brought us to birth,

and in whose arms we die,

in our grief and shock

contain and comfort us;

embrace us with your love,

give us hope in our confusion

and grace to let go into new life;

through Jesus Christ.