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Traditional Catholic Faith => The Sacred: Catholic Liturgy, Chant, Prayers => Topic started by: Matthew on December 14, 2015, 10:59:00 AM

Title: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Matthew on December 14, 2015, 10:59:00 AM
Here are some prayers for those dying, in their agony, and for those recently deceased.

Title: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Miseremini on March 29, 2016, 01:57:22 PM
Some people at our chapel have started saying the  Prayers for the Dying in their Agony daily for someone who has no one to pray for them.   Wonderful way to make friends in eternity.

We pray for the souls in purgatory to help get them out but we forget to pray to help souls get in, rather than going to hell.  

Great spiritual act of mercy
Title: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Maria Regina on October 31, 2016, 03:07:09 AM
It is a pious tradition among the Dominicans to say the entire Psalter (all 150 psalms) when anyone in the Order or parish dies. It is recommended to say or chant the Psalter as soon as possible beseeching Christ to have mercy on the recently departed soul.

Title: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Gabriella on November 09, 2016, 04:09:23 PM
I like to say the De Profundis.
Title: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: John Grace on February 02, 2017, 09:24:56 AM
Many thanks again for sharing these prayers.
Title: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Memento on February 04, 2017, 09:07:37 AM
Thank you for these beautiful prayers. They are so different than  the Prayers for the Dying found in the Pieta prayerbook. I found some very disturbing phrases in those prayers.
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Mega-fin on July 02, 2017, 07:26:15 PM
Thank you for these beautiful prayers. They are so different than  the Prayers for the Dying found in the Pieta prayerbook. I found some very disturbing phrases in those prayers.
I have heard that's the prayer book the "seers" of Medjugorje say is there favourite, if that doesn't tell you enough right there. 
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Miseremini on July 02, 2017, 09:50:39 PM
I have heard that's the prayer book the "seers" of Medjugorje say is there favourite, if that doesn't tell you enough right there.
When Lillian and her husband first compiled the Pieta Prayer Book it looked different from what is being passed off today.
As they never put a copyright on it, many people have "updated" it and of course Lillian and her husband aren't here to object.  Maybe the "seers" have an old copy.

That is why I asked Matthew to post these Prayers for the Dying here just as they are from the 1944-61 Rituale Romanum.

The Prayers for one Recently Deceased come from the prayer book Blessed Be God.
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: bibleandprayers on October 08, 2017, 10:49:15 AM
 :pray:
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: poche on March 30, 2018, 04:50:41 AM
I may say the De Profundis and sometimes I say the Vespers of the Dead.
 :incense: :pray: :pray: :pray:
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: CJH on July 13, 2018, 08:23:56 PM
A friend recently taught me to pray the breviary, using "Morning Praise and Evensong" (compiled by William G. Storey, D.S.M.).  On p. 307 it has an office which may be said for All Souls day "but also on the occasion of a funeral and as a form of intercessory prayer for the dead at any time of the year". 
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: poche on July 14, 2018, 11:46:10 PM
Here is a link to the Liturgy of the Hours for All Souls Day.

http://www.brewiarz.katolik.pl/latin/0211/index.php3
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: CJH on July 18, 2018, 09:24:06 AM


The Prayers for one Recently Deceased come from the prayer book Blessed Be God.
Blessed Be God is a wonderful book, I recently bought it.
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: meek on September 19, 2020, 01:21:21 PM
A non-Christian friend of mine was recently murdered. Being new to the faith myself, I wasn't sure what prayer I should say, because the prayers for the dead I found were seemingly written for departed Christians... Is there a prayer I should know about, or can I keep praying "have mercy, lord etc".
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: forlorn on September 19, 2020, 02:05:38 PM
A non-Christian friend of mine was recently murdered. Being new to the faith myself, I wasn't sure what prayer I should say, because the prayers for the dead I found were seemingly written for departed Christians... Is there a prayer I should know about, or can I keep praying "have mercy, lord etc".
Any sort of prayer for the deceased, no matter who they were, is always good. If you're ever not sure exactly what prayers to use for any particular circuмstance or intention, just say Our Fathers or Hail Marys, etc. with the intention at the back of your mind.
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Miseremini on September 19, 2020, 05:29:53 PM
So sorry to hear about your friend.  My condolences.
Remember, we live in time, but God is in eternity and can access past, present and future.
When your friend died, God knew you would pray for him in the future, and hopefully took that into account and had mercy on him.
A very pious old priest, who died 20 years ago, taught me to pray for people even if they'd been dead a long time.
Do offer the prayers for the dying for your friend.  God is merciful.
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: meek on September 20, 2020, 06:33:24 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Miseremini on September 24, 2020, 02:48:38 PM
So sorry to hear about your friend.  My condolences.
Remember, we live in time, but God is in eternity and can access past, present and future.
When your friend died, God knew you would pray for him in the future, and hopefully took that into account and had mercy on him.
A very pious old priest, who died 20 years ago, taught me to pray for people even if they'd been dead a long time.
Do offer the prayers for the dying for your friend.  God is merciful.
Thankfully to Mr. G,(part of a quote on another thread) I see where the old priest I quoted above got his information.  It was from Pius XI.
"In his magnificent encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor – On Reparation to the Sacred Heart – Pope Pius XI explained how the graces implored via prayerful acts of penance are applied by God in a way that is not timebound.
Specifically, the Holy Father was addressing those who may wonder how our acts of reparation can “bring solace to Our Lord now, when Christ is already reigning in the beatitude of Heaven.”

The Holy Father tells us that Our Lord died even for our sins “which were as yet in the future, but were foreseen.” In a similar way, he continued, “it cannot be doubted that then, too, already He derived somewhat of solace from our reparation, which was likewise foreseen.”

The point is that our prayers for one another are, to God, timeless.
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: JOANORCM on July 30, 2021, 11:21:42 AM
I really needed to read these replies. I recently found out that a lifelong friend passed away. She was baptized a Catholic in 1944 and was one of 12 children. She lapsed from the Faith though, years ago. I hope she died in communion again with God, and I wondered if I should pray for her. 
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Cathgirl on November 07, 2021, 12:51:22 PM
Hi there,

This is a question for everyone. I've recently started practicing in a church of the true traditional faith so I'm still learning a lot of stuff. I was wondering considering all the churches practice the new mass and the priests gives out false teachings, can I still go into a modern church and light a candle for my Mother that's deceased? The church I'm in doesn't have a fixed church so there isn't anywhere to light a candle for my Mum. 

Love to hear everyone's thoughts about this and if anyone has any other info on how I can help my Mother's soul in any way, I'd love to hear that too. 

God bless :)
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Miseremini on November 07, 2021, 01:23:32 PM
How about putting a votive candle in front of your crucifix at home and lighting it when offering prayers for your Mum, especially the Beads for the Dead?

https://www.cathinfo.com/the-sacred-catholic-liturgy-chant-prayers/beads-for-the-dead/
Title: Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
Post by: Cathgirl on November 18, 2021, 01:54:58 PM
How about putting a votive candle in front of your crucifix at home and lighting it when offering prayers for your Mum, especially the Beads for the Dead?

https://www.cathinfo.com/the-sacred-catholic-liturgy-chant-prayers/beads-for-the-dead/
I started doing that a few days ago, took me a while to get a framed photo of my mum. But I have an LED candle on all the time by her picture. I say a chaplet for the holy souls in purgatory but maybe the beads for the dead applies more because I'm not sure where my Mum is in her afterlife. I pray everyday to get her into heaven though, please God. 
Thanks for that info. It's helpful for me as I'm so new to the faith. The site you gave me is good aswell, thank you.