Prayer at the Departing of the Soul

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Prayer at the Departing of the Soul

O Lord and Master and Governor of all,
Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
who desirest not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live,
willing that all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth,
we pray Thee to loose the soul of Thy servant (name) from every bond,
and to free him (her) from every unfulfilled pledge which he (she) has given,
granting him/her forgiveness of all his (her) sins from his (her) youth till now,
known and unknown, in deed and word,
both those which he (she) has sincerely confessed,
and those which he (she) has concealed through forgetfulness or shame.

For Thou alone loosest bonds and restorest the downtrodden,
Thou art the hope of them that are in despair,
mighty in forgiving the sins of every creature who puts his trust in Thee.

O Lord, the Lover of mankind,
bid him (her) to be released from all the bonds of sin and the flesh.

Receive in peace the soul of this Thy servant (name)
and give him (her) rest in Thy eternal dwelling with all Thy Saints,
by the grace of Thine only Son our Lord and God and Saviour,
Jesus Christ, with Whom Thou are blessed together with Thine all-holy,
gracious and lifegiving Spirit now and forever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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