A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 2 – for Those Who Have Passed Over

Day 2, page 8 – third prayer

Prayer For Those Have Passed Over

O Father of all, we remember before [You] those whom we love, but see no longer.  Grant them [Your] peace; let Light perpetual shine upon them; and in [Your] loving wisdom and almighty power, do [Your] work [in Your people for] the good purpose of [Your] perfect Will.  [In the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.]

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Suggested Old and New Testament verses: 

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 ESV )

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV )

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. (Romans 14:8 ESV )

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:43 ESV )

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (1 Thessalonians 4:14 ESV)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 ESV )

And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:26 ESV )

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” … (1 Corinthians 15:51-57 ESV )

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28 ESV )

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 ESV )

So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6-8 ESV )

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (1 Corinthians 15:51 ESV )

The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV)

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26 ESV )

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.” (Ezekiel 18:32 ESV )

If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come. (Job 14:14 ESV )

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, (Hebrews 9:27 ESV )

For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. (Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV )

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” (John 14:1-4 ESV )

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; (Luke 2:29 ESV )

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13 ESV )

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; (Ecclesiastes 3:2 ESV )

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. (Ecclesiastes 7:1 ESV )

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:13 ESV)

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— (Romans 5:12 ESV )

For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. (1 Timothy 6:7 ESV )

Psalms: 

“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! (Psalm 39:4 ESV )

The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence. (Psalm 115:17 ESV )

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4 ESV )

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In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals, [] denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.

* ” A Collection of Prayers for use in Hopitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.

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