“God, thank you for being with us right now. We confess that we don’t understand why things happen the way they do. We don’t understand why illness comes into our lives, but we do know that you walk every path of life with us. Remind Joe that you are walking with him right now.
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.
Do Christians think praying can help a dead person get into heaven ? Not exactly. All Christians believe that only God can determine whether a person belongs in heaven or in hell . Entreaties on behalf of the deceased can ‘t sway God from what’s right, but post-mortem praying does have other uses.
Dear Lord Jesus, please be with my good friend who is terminally ill with cancer . Please open their heart to Your love and guidance. May their every breath be one of faith. I pray that their pain is minimal and temporary.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort , who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
However, your salvation does not require that you be a Christian and the qualifications for being a Christian doesn’t require regular church attendance. The church has persuaded us that the prerequisite to be a Christian and walk through the gates of heaven is contingent upon church attendance.
I pray they turn to you for direction and forgiveness and see how much they have hurt me. Please give me eyes to see them from your perspective, and a heart to want to forgive. I ask for patience while you work your will and to show me how to be the loving Christian you have called me to be.”
It was is faith that made him go to Heaven , not baptism . However before Jesus Christ left to go to Heaven , he told his disciples to preach the word and baptize people in the father, son, and the Holy Spirit. You cannot go to Heaven unless you are baptized in the Spirit.
Yes, death has an odor; chances are you ‘ve smelled it before . It is a stale stillness in the air where even the most offensive odors refuse to waft. It is as if the souls of the dead occupy that space, then move along somewhere else.
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.
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.