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Most Popular Prayers

Below is a compilation of our most popular prayers and poems.
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Prayer E1

23rd Psalm (Catholic)
The Lord is my shepherd! I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
Beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil;
for you are at my side. With your rod and your staff
that give me courage. You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes; You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows. Only goodness and kindness
follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house
of the Lord for years to come.

Prayer E23

23rd Psalm (Protestant)
The Lord is my shepherd! I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me
in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death I will fear no evil
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil. My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life; and I will dwell
in the house of the Lord forever.

Prayer E75

Footprints
One night I had a dream. I dreamed I was
walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
From each scene, I noticed two sets
of footprints in the sand; one belonged to me,
and the other to the Lord. When the last scene
of my life flashed before me, I looked back
at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path
of my life there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life. This really bothered me
and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord you said that once I decided to follow you,
you’d walk with me the rest of the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome
times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why you left my side
when I needed you most.” The Lord replied,
“My precious child, I love you
and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”

Prayer E87

If Tears Could Build a Stairway
If tears could build a stairway
and memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken
no time to say good-bye,
you were gone before I knew it
and only God knows why.
My heart still aches in sadness
and secret tears still flow,
for what it meant to lose you
no one will ever know.

Prayer E67

Afterglow
I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve
to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave
when life on earth is done.

Prayer E103

Safely Home
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
There is still work waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in God’s own land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

Prayer E84

I Said a Prayer For You Today
I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word!
I didn’t ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn’t mind).
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He’d be near you
At the start of each new day;
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small.
But it was for His loving care
I pray for most of all!

Prayer E118

Weep Not
Weep not for me, when I am gone,
I’ve lived my life, I’ve sung my song.
Known tears and laughter, sun and rain,
A life that brought more joy than pain.
I’ve been content with love so deep,
That peacefully, I’ll ever sleep.
A love we shared with joy untold,
And kept me young, though I grew old.
I’ve held my babies in my arms,
And felt the thrill of their sweet charms.
Had many friends and family too,
That smoothed the way as I passed through.
Weep not for me, when life is done,
For I have been the richest one.
I will go home, content to see
The One who gave it all to me.

Prayer E78

God’s Garden
God looked around His Garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Prayer E116

We Little Knew
We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Prayer E117

Weary
God saw you getting weary,
He did what He thought best;
He put His arms around you
And said ”Come and rest.”
He opened up His golden gates
On that heartbreaking day,
And with His arms around you
You gently slipped away.
It broke our hearts to lose you
You did not go alone;
A part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Prayer E33

One Mother
You can only have one mother,
patient, kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
to mother you will return.
For all her loving kindness,
she asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
sweet memories we recall-
Of a face so full of sunshine,
and a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
to our dear mother up above.
Tell her how much we miss her-
and give her all our love.

Prayer E125

You Are Not Forgotten
You are not forgotten, loved one
Nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore.
As time goes by we’ll miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can fill your vacant place.

Prayer E34

The Silent Tears (Mother)
The silent tears that each must shed,
Like rain upon the ground,
Will nourish all the love for her,
Which did in life abound.
Our Mother’s labors now are over,
Her earthly labor done;
And now she rests in peaceful sleep,
Her rich rewards are won.
Her family sheds a silent tear,
The grandchildren, too, must mourn;
But they again will meet her
When eternal life is born.

Prayer E41

The Silent Tears (Father)
The silent tears that each must shed,
Like rain upon the ground,
Will nourish all the love for him,
Which did in life abound.
Our Father’s labors now are over,
His earthly labor done;
And now he rests in peaceful sleep,
His rich rewards are won.
His family sheds a silent tear,
The grandchildren, too, must mourn;
But they again will meet him
When eternal life is born.

Prayer E88

In Tears We Saw You Sinking
In tears we saw you sinking,
We watched you fade away.
You suffered much in silence,
You fought so hard to stay.
You faced your task with courage,
But still you kept the fight.
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you,
And whispered, “Come with Me.”
So when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful, free from pain,
We could not wish you back,
To suffer that again.

Prayer E77

Family Chain
God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flowers-strewn pathways
All our lives through;
God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.
But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy
Undying love.

Prayer E76

Forever in Your Heart
Remember the good we shared,
take time to celebrate me.
Remember the joy and love we
shared, and do not cry for me.
I know that I will miss you and
you will miss me too,
but take some time to smile for me
when you are sad or feeling blue.
As you hold me in your memory
even though we are apart,
my spirit will live on
forever in your heart.

Prayer E16

St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,
pardon; where there is doubt,
faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.

Prayer E86

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and I left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh, yes, these things I too shall miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times, A loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Prayer E92

Life is but a Stopping Place
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road
To sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.

Prayer E22

When You’re Alone with Jesus
When you’re alone with Jesus
And He sweetly smiles on thee,
Will you gently whisper to Him
A little prayer for me?
And when I’m alone with Jesus
And all else is hid from view,
I’ll gently drop into His heart
A little prayer for you.
Jesus, Mary, Joseph,
My Jesus, mercy.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I place my trust in Thee.

Prayer E97

Miss Me - But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room;
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little – but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me – but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me – but let me go.

Prayer E73

Do Not Stand
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Prayer E74

Family Chain
Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.

Prayer E63

A Letter from Heaven
I’m writing this from Heaven
where I dwell with God above
where there’s no more tears or sadness,
there is just eternal love.
When you are walking down the street
and you’ve got me on your mind,
I am walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind.
And when you feel that gentle breeze
or the wind upon your face,
that is me giving you a great big hug
or just a soft embrace.
And when it’s time for you to go
from that body to be free,
remember you’re not going,
you are coming here to me.

Prayer E7

Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, and sought thy intercession,
was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To thee do I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy,
hear and answer me. Amen.
Jesus, Mary, Joseph
My Jesus, mercy
O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I place my trust in Thee.

Prayer E123

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
Filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry,
The way you did today,
While thinking of the little things,
We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too.
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we are far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here in your heart.

Prayer E94

Loving and Kind (Female)
Loving and kind in all her ways,
Upright and just to the end of her days;
Sincere and true in her heart and mind,
beautiful memories she left behind.
She had a nature you could not help loving,
A heart that was purer than gold;
And to those who knew her and loved her,
Her memory will never grow cold.

Prayer E95

Loving and Kind (Male)
Loving and kind in all his ways,
Upright and just to the end of his days;
Sincere and true in his heart and mind,
beautiful memories he left behind.
He had a nature you could not help loving,
A heart that was purer than gold;
And to those who knew him and loved him,
His memory will never grow cold.

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