Catholic Prayers for the Dying

Posted on 2023-10-09
  1. Home
  2. /
  3. Prayer
  4. /
  5. Catholic Prayers for the Dying

“The Christian meaning of death is revealed in the light of the Paschal Mystery of the Death and Resurrection of Christ in whom resides our only hope. The Christian who dies in Christ Jesus is ‘away from the body and at home with the Lord’ (2 Corinthians 5:8).”

~ Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1681

The following prayers may be recited with the dying person, alternating with times of silence. Sometimes, the same prayer should be repeated many times. The Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be are also appropriate. The dying person may be signed on the forehead with the cross, as was done at Baptism.

Short Texts

  • What will separate us from the love of Christ? ~ Romans 8:35
  • Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. ~ Romans 14:8
  • We shall always be with the Lord. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:17
  • To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. ~ Psalm 25:1
  • Though I should walk in the valley of the shadow of death,
  • no evil would I fear, for you are with me. ~ Psalm 23:4
  • Into your hands I commend my spirit. ~ Psalm 31:6a
  • Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ~ Luke 23:42
  • Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. ~ Acts 7:59
  • Holy Mary, pray for me.
  • Saint Joseph, pray for me.
  • Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

Scripture Readings

Among many appropriate scripture readings are the following:

  • Job 19:23-27
  • Psalm23
  • Psalm 91
  • Psalm 121 1 John 4:16
  • Revelation 21:1-7
  • Matthew 25:1-13
  • Luke 22:39-46
  • Luke 23:44-49
  • Luke 24:1-8
  • John 6:37-40
  • John 14:16, 23, 27

Those gathered might take time reading these passages from the family Bible.

Prayer of Commendation

As the time of death approaches, this prayer may be said.

Go Forth, Christian soul, from this world
in the name of God the almighty Father,
who created you;
in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who suffered for you;
in the name of the Holy Spirit,
who was poured out upon you;
go forth, faithful Christian. May you live in peace this day;
may your home be with God in Zion,
with Mary, the Virgin Mother of God;
with Joseph, and all the angels and saints.

Please Log In or Register to view all this content and comment.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

SEARCH INDEX

________

ImageTitlePublished dateCategoriesTagshf:categories

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

The latest posts from CORAC.

________

Speaking to Build Up

Speaking to Build Up

Charlie's Brief #51 - Some thoughts about his upcoming speaking engagement at the 2nd...

Comes a Mighty Wind

Comes a Mighty Wind

Occasionally, I have noted that our lack of understanding of the customs and mores of...

Who We Are >

Watch the videos here to learn more about CORAC - the guys that do stuff!

What We Do >

Learn how we're defending the tradtional values of Faith, Family & Freedom!

Who Can Join >

We're open to all people of goodwill who support tradtional values.

Your Region >

We're organized by regions from coast to coast in the U.S. and beyond.

The Next Step >

We make it easy to connect with like-minded people and get involved in your community.

Learn, teach & collaborate with a wealth of downloads, classes and conversations.

Attend one of Charlie's free talks in your area.  Please Note:  You must be a registered site user to view meeting specifics.

Find an upcoming event online or in your area and see how we're actively working for renewal around the country.

Please utilize these extensive resources before contacting us for tech support.

Our t-shirts feel soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. They're comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

A good long-sleeved shirt is a fashion must-have. Add this wardrobe essential to your collection, and have a great go-to option for a casual look.

Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
Corps of Renewal and Charity (CORAC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(4) organization. Donations to CORAC are not tax-deductible.

Click above to access the customer portal where you can manage your account including your monthly donation subscription.