for the Departed
Into your hands,
Lord, I commend the souls of your servants (Names), and pray that you will grant them rest in the place of your rest, where
all your blessed saints repose, and where the light of your Face shines forever. And grant that our present lives may
be godly, temperate, and blameless, that, we too may be made worthy to enter into Your heavenly Kingdom with those we love
but see no longer; for you are the Resurrection, and the Life, and the Repose of your departed servants, Christ our God, and
to you we give glory, to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Eternal Lord God,
you hold all souls in life: Give to your whole Church in paradise and on earth your light and your peace; and grant that we,
following the good examples of those who have served you here and are now at rest, may at the last enter with them into your
unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now
and for ever. Amen.
Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servant N.;
and we pray that, having opened to him the gates of larger life, you will receive him more and more into
your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, he may share in the eternal victory
of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.