A Prayer for the Dying

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and healthy. Without wishing to put any kind of downer on Your weekend, this week I would like for You to pray for the dying.

When news comes that a loved one or friend is dying, emotions fill our bodies. The feelings of sadness, despair, and loss may begin entering our thoughts the moment we hear or read the words that someone is dying. Through prayer chains at church, phone calls, in person, or through social media, we learn how situations have changed. Sometimes those changes come rapidly and other times, those changes are over a long period of time. We should pray and not despair.

John 14:1-3

“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.

Prayers can comfort those who are grieving. Prayers for the dying are also one way we can draw closer to God. Please this week pray for those who are dying and their loved ones.

There may be times when words won’t come. God knows our hearts. If you have trouble praying for the dying, ask God to help you.

God bless You all. Have a peaceful Sunday and a prosperous week ahead.

Father, this precious servant of God is nearing the end of time on this earth. Please be with this person and cover them with Your peace. In the name of Your Son Jesus, Amen.