“God, thank you for being with us right now. God, we thank you that you never leave us, that you never forsake us, but you love us. We trust you, and pray this in your name. Amen.”
9 Tips for Comforting a Dying Loved One Don’t Ask How to Help. Don’t Make Them Talk About Their Condition. Listen with an Open Mind and Heart. Help Alleviate Their Fears. Help Them Maintain Their Dignity and Control. Reassure Them That Their Life Mattered. Share in Their Faith. Create a Peaceful Atmosphere.
Comforting Bible Verses For Death There will be no more death ‘ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. “Do not let your hearts be troubled.
In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray , Amen. Oh Lord, comfort the sick , those that are dying and the elderly. Cover them with your wings and strengthen their hearts that they may continue worshiping you. Help them to find comfort in your word because, in it, there is healing and wholeness.
Be Together Prayer Heavenly Father , I ask that You bless the time that I have left with my mother . When we are together, God, be present with us. Let us not bicker about useless things or find faults in each other’s actions and thoughts. But God, let us be together in communion.
Remember: hearing is thought to be the last sense to go in the dying process, so never assume the person is unable to hear you. Talk as if they can hear you, even if they appear to be unconscious or restless. If possible, lower lighting until it is soft, or light candles, making sure they burn in a safe place.
Physical Changes. The dying person may experience reduced appetite and weight loss as the body begins to slow down. The body doesn’t need the energy from food that it once did. The dying person may be sleeping more now and not engage in activities they once enjoyed.
Don’t forget to say , “I love you” Dying people typically want to hear (and say ) four things, writes Dr. Ira Byock, professor of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in his book “The Four Things That Matter Most”: “I forgive you.” “Please forgive me.”
An overview Loss of appetite. The first organ system to “close down” is the digestive system . Loss of awareness. Conscious awareness is often the next system to close down. Hearing and touch remain. Heart and lungs are last.
Tips for Talking with Someone Who is Dying Tip # 1: Follow the dying person’s lead. Tip #2: If possible, be clear that you know the end is nearing. Tip #3: Deal with regrets by saying , “Please forgive me.” Tip #4: Free yourself of hard feelings by saying , “I forgive you .” Tip #5: Appreciate the person’s legacy by saying , “Thank you .”
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, or the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
It can be difficult to know exactly when a terminally ill loved one will pass away, so take the time to say the important things like “I love you,” “thank you,” and “please forgive me” early on so you and your loved one can find some peace and healing.
As the Bible says, “For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:52). What a glorious promise! But we will still know each other.
Don’t say , “It’s going to be OK” But do say something. Do make clear that you’ll be there for them. Do be careful about saying , “I’ll pray for you” Do try to create a semblance of normalcy. Do ask how they’re doing — today. Do be a good listener. Don’t get squirmy at the end.