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The following Catholic funeral readings and prayers are generally said aloud by the officiating priest at the opening of the funeral service. You can also read any of these prayer readings as a source of comfort.

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Glory Be To The Father

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the HOly Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.

Prayer For One Who Died By Suicide

God, lover of souls, you hold dear what you have made and spare all things, for they are yours. Look gently on your servant (name of deceased) and by the blood of the cross forgive his/her sins and failings. Remeber the faith of those who mourn and satisfy their longing for that day when all will be made new again in Christ, our risen Lord, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer To Our Sovereign God

Lord God, whose days are without and whose mercies beyond counting, keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown. Let your Spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice, that we may serve you in union iwth the whole church, sure in faith, strong in hope, perfected in love. And when our earthly journey is ended, lead us rejoicing into your kingdom, wherey ou live forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer For One Who Died Accidently

Lord our God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our brother/sister (name of deceased) was suddenly and/or violently taken from us. Come swiftly to his/her aid, have mercy on him/her, and comfort his/her family and friends by the power and protection of the cross. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.