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15 Death Anniversary Prayer For A Loved One


Having a loved one pass away can be overwhelming, especially if you never thought it would happen. Although this challenge might seem impossible to overcome and accept, you can find peace through prayer and love at the end of the tunnel. Make your loved one’s memories live on forever by celebrating their death anniversary.

Join me and read more as I discuss 15 prayers for loved ones on their death anniversary. We pray for the families of [name of deceased] on the anniversary of their death. We remember them with love and kindness, and we know they are with God in Heaven.

15 Death Anniversary Prayers for a Loved One

  1. “Lord, thank you for being my rock and my strength. I don’t know why this happened. I know you have a plan for each of us. But right now, I’m hurting, and that hurt runs deep. Lord, I know that you are a comfort for me, and I pray that you continue to be by my side through this time. It feels right now like this hurt will never go away. It feels right now like I’ll never come out of this pain…”
    This prayer focuses on the emotions and difficulties in handling the loss, seeking God’s comfort and presence.
  2. “May Peace Fill Your Heart! Deep peace of the running wave to you, Deep peace of the flowing air to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep peace of the shining stars to you, Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.”
    A pagan prayer centered on love for nature and spiritual balance.
  3. “Remembering My Father: Every day, I remember you in my prayers, dad. My thoughts always turn to you. Your memory is a comfort. I love you and miss you so much.”
    A touching poem as a constant reminder of a father’s love and guidance.
  4. “The Prayers Of The Church: O Allah, ease upon him his matters and make light for him whatever comes hereafter, and honor him with your meeting and make that which he has gone to better than that which he came out from.”
    An Islamic prayer wishing the deceased well in the afterlife.
  5. “All My Love to You, Dad: We say goodbye to him, but I know he will be closer to us than ever. I love you, Dad.”
    A heartfelt poem to remember a father’s love.
  6. “A Buddhist Prayer For The Dead: Oh, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas abiding in all directions, endowed with great compassion, endowed with foreknowledge, endowed with the divine eye, endowed with love, affording protection to sentient beings, please come forth through the power of your great compassion. Please accept these offerings, both actually presented and mentally created…”
    A Buddhist prayer that calls upon the community to join in worship.
  7. “Prayer To God For The Souls In Purgatory: My Jesus, by the sorrows thou didst suffer in agony in the garden, in thy scourging and crowning with thorns, in the way to calvary, in thy crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in purgatory, and especially on those that are most forsaken. Do thou deliver them from the dire torments they endure; call them and admit them to thy most sweet embrace in paradise.”
    A Christian prayer asking Jesus to accompany the suffering souls in purgatory.
  8. “Death Anniversary Prayer: Eternal rest grants unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Love always, in the name of Jesus.”
    A prayer for a friend or family member on their death anniversary.
  9. “Buddhist Prayer For The Deceased: The Buddha said, ‘Life is a journey. Death is a return to earth. The universe is like an inn. The passing years are like dust. Regard this phantom world as a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp — a phantom — and a dream.”
    A Buddhist prayer focusing on the transient nature of life and death.
  10. “Prayer For The Deceased: Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted, either by death or Life, hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all whom we remember this day, fulfill in them the purpose of your love and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
    A prayer to God, expressing gratitude and seeking eternal joy for the deceased.
  11. “The Sikh Ceremony Of ‘Bhog.’: All that we see must pass on and be gone from us / slipping away like the shadows of clouds. / Such is the world a mere vision that perishes—leaving the Lord our sole refuge and friend. Death must sever all family ties / with parents, brothers, wife, and sons / all relations must be severed. / this world is unreal, a deceitful mirage, / Reflect on this truth in your heart….”
    A Sikh prayer reflecting on the transitory nature of the world and the eternal refuge in God.
  12. “Memorial Day Prayer: O Lord, the God of mercies, grant unto the souls of Thy servants the anniversary day of whose burial we are keeping, a place of solace, of peaceful rest, of glorious light.”
    An emotional prayer for peace and rest for the souls of the departed.
  13. “Remembering The Loved Ones We Lost: May you be held by the God of compassion as you remember your loved ones today. May God be with you in your sorrow and comfort you in your loss. May your God, family, and friends give you strength and confidence. May your spirit be lifted, may your heart be filled with peace, and may the light of God’s promise fill you with joy and hope.”
    A prayer of compassion and comfort for those remembering their loved ones.
  14. “A Prayer For The Anniversary Of A Death: Loving Heavenly Father, you know how troubled I am thinking about my loved one who has departed from this world. On this memorial day of my beloved one, I plead for your new strength and new grace, which alone can carry me through the rest of my life.”
    A prayer seeking strength and grace on the anniversary of a loved one’s death.
  15. “A Prayer For Losing A Loved One: Father, you know our hearts and share our sorrows. Our parting hurts us from those whom we loved: when we are angry at the loss, we have sustained, when we long for words of comfort, yet find them hard to hear, turn our grief to truer living, our affliction to firmer hope in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”
    A prayer acknowledging the pain of loss and seeking comfort in Jesus Christ.


The most common prayer is said on the day of death. This is a mighty prayer to bless and help the family who is still grieving. I hope that these quotes and prayers bring you comfort.

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