When someone you love is coming close to the end of their time on this earth, you may seek a way to help them find comfort. Saying a prayer for someone in hospice care is one of the simplest ways to do this. Reaching out to a higher power toward the end of one’s life can help bring comfort and closure. Buckner Calder Woods is a faith-based nonprofit senior living provider, so we understand the need for spiritual connection to guide us through a loved one’s illness or passing. Visit our About Us page to learn more about our mission.
How to Pray for Someone in Hospice
When someone is terminally ill, hospice care is generally sought to support their comfort and quality of life for the remainder of their time. Many people are unsure what to do during this challenging time and may feel helpless. However, what your loved one needs most is your love and support.
While you cannot control the circumstances in their life, the most powerful thing you can do is say a prayer for someone in hospice care. Whether or not you practice daily prayer in your life, you can learn how to pray for someone in hospice to bring them peace and comfort. Here are 11 powerful prayers for someone in hospice care:
Prayer to Comfort the Dying (from Christianity)
God, help my loved one discover your peace. Let them receive your comfort. Help them to be at rest knowing that you care for them and that you love them. Amen.
A Prayer for the Dying (from the Cancer Survivors’ Network of the American Cancer Society)
Father God, give me the strength to help my loved one face death with serenity and grace. Give us the peace we need to make the most of our time together. And give us Your love in abundance. Remind them I am with them to the end. Amen.
The Grieving (from The Art of Dying Well)
O Lord, she whom I love is ill. Thou alone canst save her. May that be Thy will. Have pity on us.
Prayer for Protection (from Buddhism)
Oh Compassionate Ones, protect my loved one who is defenseless. Be to them like a mother and father.
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
A Prayer for Hospice Patients
God, thank you for being with us right now. We confess that we do not understand why things happen the way they do. We do not understand why illness comes into our lives, but we do know that You walk every path of life with us.
Prayer for Peace (from Catholicism)
O God, Who has commanded us to honor our mother and father, have passion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my mother and father; forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
I am the resurrection and the life: whoever believes in me, even though he should die, will come to life; and whoever is alive and believes in me will never die.
The One Who Is Blessed (from Judaism)
May the Holy Blessed One overflow with compassion upon him…One will send him, speedily, a complete healing — healing of the soul and healing of the body…Amen.
God as the Physician (from Greek Orthodox)
Send down upon him Your great mercy, and if it will be Your Will, give to him health and complete recovery; for You are the Physician of our souls and bodies…Amen.
Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
Buckner Calder Woods: Faith-Based Senior Living
If your faith plays an important role in your life, you will love Buckner Calder Woods. Our senior living community is faith-based and nonprofit, so you can continue your mission to serve throughout your senior years. Reach out to us at 409.407.7636 to learn more about our mission and warm, welcoming community of like-minded residents.