Prayer of Commendation

                           Prayer of Commendation

                                                                    (When the moment of death seems near)

 

We commend you dear sister, to Almighty God and entrust you to your Creator. May you return to him who formed you from the dust of the earth. May Holy Mary, the angels and all the saints come to meet you as you go forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for you bring you freedom and peace. May Christ who died for you admit you into his presence. May Christ the Good Shepherd acknowledge you as one of his flock. May he forgive all your sins and set you among those he has chosen. May you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy the vision of God forever, Amen.

Go forth Christian soul, from this world. In the name of God the Almighty Father who created you, in the name of Jesus Christ who suffered and died for you, in the name of the Holy Spirit who was poured out upon you. May you live in peace this day, may your home be with God in Zion, with Mary, the Virgin Mother of God with St. Joseph and all the angels and saints, Amen.