COMMUNAL PRAYER FOR THE DEAD.
God, Our Father, we remember in prayer
those who have had a special place in our hearts
and in our lives and are now no longer here with us.
We thank you Lord, for the gift of life we have shared together.
We ask forgiveness for the hurts we caused and forgive our loved ones too.
Comfort us through the memories they leave us.
May those memories give us courage for our journey into the future.
Grant them a place of peace and joy in your kingdom
where there is no more suffering and grief.
And when each of us is called to depart from this life
May we be reunited with them in eternal happiness. Amen
To pray the prayer more personally use the word “I” instead of “we”