A Prayer for Owen Meany Quotes by John Irving
Prayers for the Dying
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 dying person may be signed on the forehead with the cross, as was done at Baptism. Those gathered might take turns reading these passages from the family Bible. 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.
Praying with the dying can be an intimidating thing. The time nearing death can be a very stressful and scary time for families and friends of the ill. If you do not know the individual, then spend some time getting to know them as a person. Ask them about their family, about their life. Find out what they are proud of, ask if they have any regrets. Discover what they believe the afterlife is going to be like. Once a rapport is established, albeit however small, then you can move onto the praying part.
There are passages in the Old Testament where godly Jews prayed for the death of their enemies. Will the enemy blaspheme Your name forever? Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? Take it out of Your bosom and destroy them. Will You be angry forever?
It was late afternoon, the autumn sun filtering weakly through the stained-glass windows, when the young woman walked into church. I'd come.
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2. Pray for God’s peace.
PRAYER OF ETERNAL REST FOR HER, FOR HIM, FOR ALL
Prayers for the Dying — Overcoming the Fear Are you intimidated to offer prayers for the dying? Death is close at hand and you are there to bring comfort. Can you do it? Do you know how? The very fear you have and the grief you feel is also in the heart and mind of the one who is facing death. Prayers for the Dying - Clinging to Life As you offer prayers for the dying, you may see a struggle in their spirit to live.