Prayers 2

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These are just some examples you may use
one of these prayers, or you may choose your
with some Spanish prayers mixed in. If you do
not see a prayer you want, just ask us, and
we'll try to help.
Buddist Prayer: With Every Breath
With every breath I take today, I vow to be awake. With every step I
take today, I vow to take with a grateful heart-- So I may see with eyes
of love into the hearts of all I meet, To ease their burden when I can
and touch them with a smile of peace.

Circle Me, Lord
Circle me, Lord. Keep protection near and danger afar.
Circle me, Lord. Keep hope within. Keep doubt without.
Circle me, Lord. Keep light near and darkness afar.
Circle me, Lord. Keep peace within. Keep evil out.

Dulce Corazón de María
¡Oh Dulce Corazón de María, sed me salvación!

Entering into the Gates of Heaven
Bring us, O Lord God, our last awakening, into the house and gate of
heaven, to enter into that gate, and dwell in that house where there
shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor
silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal
eternity; in the habitation of thy glory and dominion, world without end.

For The Deceased Person
Lord Jesus, our Brother and our Saviour, welcome (name) into in the
heavenly banquet, where you are Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

For Those Who Mourn the Death of a Child
Lord, whose ways are beyond understanding, listen to the prayers of
your faithful people: that those weighed down by grief at the loss of
this [little] child may we find reassurance in your infinite goodness. We
ask this through Christ our Lord.

Gentlest Heart of Jesus 1
Gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever
consumed with burning love for the poor captives souls in Purgatory,
have mercy on the soul of Thy servant, R.; bring him from the shadows
of exile to Thy bright home in Heaven, where we trust Thou and Thy
Blessed Mother have woven a crown of unfading bliss. Amen.

Gentlest Heart of Jesus 2
O Gentlest heart of Jesus, ever present in the blessed sacrament,
ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in
Purgatory, have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not
severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy precious blood fall
upon the devouring flames, and do Thou O merciful Saviour send Thy
departed servant to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

Gentlest Heart of Jesus 2 (Spanish)
Oh Piadoso Corazón de Jesús siempre presente en el Sagrado
Sacramento, siempre lleno de amor ardiente por las pobres almas
cautivas en el Purgatorio, ten piedad del alma de quién llega a Ti con
humildad. No seas muy severo en Vuestro Juicio y deja que algunas
gotas de Vuestra Preciosa Sangre caigan en las devoradoras llamas y
haced, oh Piadoso Senõr, que Vuestros Angeles conduzcan el alma
de quién a Ti clama, a un lugar de descanso y paz eterna. Amen.

God is Our Hope and Strength
God is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the
hills be carried into the mists of the sea; Though the waters thereof
rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the
same. There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

Great Work of Love
Oh great work of Love! By suffering on the cross He freed us from
unending death, and by rising from the dead, He gave us Eternal Life.
~ Liturgy

Guide Me Through These Dark Days
O Lord, I am torn up with grief. I know you are there, but I cannot see
past my sorrow and tears. Be with me, Lord, and do not take my
unhappiness to heart.
Rather, work within me to guide me through these dark days and bring
your light to my life, so that I may see your goodness, even in my

Hail Mary
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among
women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of
God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I Ask of You But This
I ask of you but this, that you do not forget me in your prayers.

I Call For the Prayers
“I call for the prayers of all those who have known me, of all those who
have loved me.” ~ Saint Ephrem

Incline Thine Ear
Incline thine ear, O Lord to our prayer, in which we humbly entreaty
Thy mercy; bring to the country of peace and light the soul of Thy
servant to which Thou hast summoned to go forth from this world and
bid it to be numbered with Thy saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
- From the Missal

Irish Blessing
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.

Islamic Funeral Prayer
O Allah, forgive and have mercy on him(her). Grant him ease and
respite. Make his resting place a noble one, and facilitate his entry.
Cleanse him with water, snow and coolness, and purify him of
wrongdoings as a white cloth is purified of grime. Grant him an abode
finer than his worldly one, and grant him entrance to Paradise and
protect him from the chastisement of the grave, and protect him from
chastisement of the Fire.

Islamic: Help Us to Hold Fast
Oh, Lord! Help us to hold fast all together to Your path, even in the
shaky times. Lord! You have promised to help us in our time of trouble
and need. We rest upon Your word.

Islamic Prayer for Times of Hardship
O God, there is nothing easy except that which You have made easy,
and You make hardship easy if You will.

Islamic: The Fatiha
In the name of Allah, Most gracious, Most merciful Praise be to Allah,
the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds. Master of the day of
Judgement. Thee do we worship, and Thine aide we seek. Show us
the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou has bestowed the
Grace, those whose portion Is not wrath, and who do not go astray.