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Intercessory Prayers: End of Life

 

For the oldest man who in sickness approaches death,
that in his weakness we may find strength,
and in his suffering see the cross of Christ;
We pray to the Lord

For those who have grown very old,
especially elderly parents and godparents:
that the love and respect of their children
might sustain them and bring them joy;
We pray to the Lord

For all who live in nursing homes,
and especially for those who are alone or in pain:
that we might cherish the gift of their wisdom,
and the perduring example of their faith;
We pray to the Lord

For families who have grown very old:
that we might rejoice in the gift of their presence
and cherish their wisdom;
We pray to the Lord

For those who have grown very old,
and especially for those tempted to die,
that God might grant them patient endurance
to do his will and serve his Gospel;
We pray to the Lord

For all who are about to die:
that through our love, care, and devotion,
they might know the beauty of life,
to the moment of their final breath;
We pray to the Lord

For all who are about to die,
and for their families:
that God might gently lead them home;
We pray to the Lord

For those who are dying,
that they may await your call
with calm and dignity;
We pray to the Lord



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